Antonio Conte: 'Game against West Ham United explains Chelsea's season'

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"We have had good performances all season, but you have to score".

"We are not clinical".

"We have to try to do our best in every game". We are talking about improving, improving, improving.

"It won't be easy, we have to be realistic, but at the same time we have to give all of ourselves", said Conte.

"I think that this will be very important, then there is the game".

"When this happens regularly and you stay in this position, it means you have problems". Meanwhile, West Ham are five points above the relegation zone following last weekend's crucial win over Southampton.

But it was a disappointing conclusion to a miserable week for Chelsea, who were mourning the death of their former star Ray Wilkins.

Conte spoke passionately about the former Chelsea captain, who died at the age of 61 on Wednesday following a cardiac arrest.

Chelsea players did their warm-up wearing shirts bearing the number eight, the same number Wilkins wore when he played for the club.

Cesar Azpilicueta paid tribute to the late Ray Wilkins after scoring for Chelsea against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

Eden Hazard's indifferent form has epitomised Chelsea's struggles and the Belgian playmaker had gone seven games without a goal.

Despite enjoying 60% of possession and tallying up 23 shots, only six of Chelsea's efforts were on target, with Alvaro Morata seeing two goals chalked off for offside and Willian missing two sitters.

Hazard then played a one-two on the edge of the box before poking the ball across the goalmouth, where Morata's improvised back-flick rolled inches wide.

Moyes had special praise for striker Hernandez and goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Speaking ahead of his sides fixture against London rivals West Ham today, Conte admitted that the Blues poor results are effecting him badly, but that at the same time he is giving everything he has to turn things around.

Morata has endured a hard first year with Chelsea and his fortunes weren't improving as he headed over from a corner before having another effort disallowed for offside.

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