It might not have been the result Manuel Pellegrini wanted, but there was a glimpse of what could happen in the future for West Ham.
After an uninspiring first half, the Hammers came out flying in the second half and should have ended the game with at least a point, but an in-form Kepa and poor final finishing denied West Ham anything at Stamford Bridge.
The result was disappointing for the east London side, but the performance was one fans could be proud of, and with the right sales and signings this summer Pellegrini has a strong case for taking this West Ham team into the top-six contention.
Declan Rice has proven to be not only a future midfield star for England, but also for West Ham after saying he wanted to stay at the club after rumours with a move away, and summer signings Felipe Anderson and Lukasz Fabianski continue to impress for the Hammers.
If David Gold and David Sullivan are able to bring in a consistent striker who can score goals and more solid options at fullback, West Ham could be ready to break the top-six set-up and finally achieve their long-term goal of contesting for European football every season.
Their performance against Chelsea, as well as other good performances against Arsenal and Manchester United this season, have offered fans a glimpse of what this club can become in the future, and with Pellegrini’s system becoming more clearer with each passing game, West Ham could be an underdog for top-six next season if their summer transfer window goes according to plan.
West Ham fans, can Pellegrini lead the club to top-six next season? Let us know!
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