Manuel Pellegrini rues West Ham wastefulness in goalless draw against Chelsea
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his side could’ve secured an unlikely victory over Chelsea if they were more clinical in front of goal.
The Hammers earned a goalless draw against the Blues, but they had the best chance to win the game when Andriy Yarmolenko somehow headed wide with the goal at his mercy.
Nonetheless, Pellegrini was pleased with his side’s improvement as they continue to recover from a terrible start to the season.
He told talkSPORT: “Today we had three real chances to win the game. We played a very good tactical game because we allowed them to have the possession, but they didn’t create too many chances.
“When you have those clear chances, you must score. Not only Yarmolenko, Michail Antonio also had a very clear chance.”
Pellegrini was without injured star striker Marko Arnautovic, who has been involved in 80% of the Hammers’ goals this season.
He added: “Arnautovic was a big miss, he is an important player, he’s scoring goals.
“I’m happy because we’re improving. That is the way to try to win.
“When you’re against big teams, if you cannot win, at least don’t lose it.
“We have our first clean sheet because we are working better in defence.”