Slaven Bilic has been left fuming after a late Chelsea penalty denied his West Ham side all three points at Stamford Bridge today as it ended 2-2 in the Premier League fixture between the two clubs. 

West Ham pulled ahead in the 16th minute when Manuel Lanzini unleashed a powerful shot which was too good for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea looked to get back into the game and Kenedy fired a shot over the bar in the 26th minute, while soon afterwards the hosts had a penalty appeal turned down, with the Blues screaming for an Enner Valencia handball.

The action was frantic and a good West Ham move just after the half hour mark saw Aaron Cresswell guilty of firing wide.

But Chelsea made sure they would not go in behind at the break and when a free-kick was awarded to the home side in a dangerous position, Cesc Fabregas made no mistake, levelling the match in first half injury time.


West Ham were not lying down though and Cresswell hit the bar within ten minutes of the restart in a statement of intent.

And another goal did arrive for the visitors when substitute Andy Carroll made the most of a Dimitri Payet ball to score just after the hour mark.

It was to end 2-2 however as with just two minutes to play Michail Antonio fouled Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the penalty area and Fabregas made no mistake from the spot.

For Bilic, the penalty decision left a bitter taste in the mouth and regardless of whether Antonio fouled Loftus-Cheek, the Croatian insists the contact did not occur in the box.

A furming West Ham boss said at his post match press conference: "To concede that late is gutting but to concede it from a penalty that is not a penalty is unacceptable.

"It was not close to the line. It was way out. It was not a penalty. We are gutted and we are not getting these decisions.

"Antonio didn't want to touch him but I'm not talking about whether he touched him but where the contact was made.

"It was not difficult to see. It was here to the end of the table. We could have put pressure on Man City and a gap on teams below", the West Ham manager added.

Overall though, Bilic is delighted with the football being served up by his side.

"I don't look too much at the table but what gives me confidence is the way we are playing, no matter who or where.

"We are capable and we are having chances against any team. That approach should take us far."