Chelsea missed staying at the top of the Premier League log for another weekend after a goalless draw at West Ham on Sunday.
Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers did a good defending job of snuffing out every opportunity that reared its head from the former champions.
Chelsea, like always had the bulk of possession on the field, but were for the most minutes of either halves drab.
Giroud couldn’t find his footing and was replaced by Spaniard Morata after the hour mark. The Blues should have nipped a winner late on,but were denied by Lukasz Fabianski who palmed away efforts from the Morata, Ross Barkley, Hazard and Marcos Alonso in a splendid fashion.
The Blues are behind champions Manchester City in third position on goal difference, with Liverpool trudging ahead on a two-point gap.
West Ham’s tacked worked, allowing Chelsea have the ball where they wanted them to, cutting off supplies to Giroud.
Chelsea’s talisman Eden Hazard, the Blues heartbeat found it difficult to play inside and manager Sarri wasn’t impressed with the Belgian’s performance.
“Not in the first half. Better in the second half. It was very difficult to play inside.
“They were cutting off very well every kind of pass for Giroud.
“We needed two wingers, I think.
“Hazard did very well in the last 25 minutes, more on the right than the left, but it was really very difficult today for the striker and it was very difficult for the two wingers.” Sarri said.