While speaking to Sky Sports after the game West Ham boss Slaven Bilic claimed the riots between the fans were shameful but, at the same time, it was concerned also the attention they were gaining was obscuring their great win:
“It is disappointing: to be fair, I did notice it, but I was more concentrated telling [Aaron] Cresswell not to watch that and to be concentrated on the game.
“I don’t know what happened. I saw something, but whatever happened, it’s a shame because we should be talking only about this great football game and a great win.”
The Hammers manager was, anyway, delighted with the way his players performed as they deservedly beat in-form Chelsea.
“You can have a plan and you always have a plan, but your opponents have a plan as well,” Bilic said.
“As Mike Tyson said, you have a plan, then you get hit in the mouth and the whole plan is out. But we hit them in the mouth in the beginning of the game.
“They started good. Of course, they are Chelsea. But then we scored and after that, we played really fantastic and we should have been two up.
“The crucial moment was the beginning of the second half. When we scored, it lifted us and gave us extra strength.
“In the last half an hour, they pushed and put three world-class players on the pitch. It was hard to defend, but we defended great as a unit and we hurt them on the counter-attacks.”