Frustrated Chelsea manager,Jose Mourinho has criticised West Ham’s tactical approach in Wednesday’s premier League 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea slipped up in the race for the title as they were held by a dogged West Ham, thanks to a defensive tactic by the Sam Allardyce’s team, who defended stoutly.
Oscar had a shot touched onto the bar by Adrian, who also kept out efforts from John Terry and Samuel Eto’o.
The hosts, meanwhile, stay two points adrift of Arsenal, who drew with Southampton on Tuesday, but are three behind Manchester City, who went top with a 5-1 win at Tottenham.
Mourinho, who was frustrated at the goalless draw said it was very difficult playing against the Hammers.
”A football match is about two teams playing and this match was only one team playing and another team not playing”. Mourinho said.
“I told Big Sam and I repeat my words: they need points and, because they need points, to come here and play the way they did, is it acceptable? Maybe, yes. He added.
Chelsea next play a City side who beat Tottenham to go top of the Premier League.
The former Real Madrid manager said he was not surprised at City’s result against Spurs, adding that the league leaders could score six goals when Chelsea visit the Etihad in their next premier League fixture on Monday.
“We go there next Monday and the result at this moment is 0-0. Are they favourites? Yes. Are they even favourites to score again four, five, six goals? Yes.
“But the result is 0-0 and we go there to compete and to play.”He said.