Antonio Conte acknowledged Chelsea’s boo boys and said the struggling Premier League champions have a problem following their 1-1 draw with West Ham.
Chelsea’s faint hopes of finishing in the top four and securing Champions League qualification were all but dashed by London rivals West Ham, who earned a share of the spoils at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Javier Hernandez punished Chelsea’s wastefulness with 17 minutes remaining after Cesar Azpilicueta’s first-half opener for Chelsea.
The result – following last week’s forgettable 3-1 loss at home to Tottenham – left Chelsea 10 points adrift of fourth-placed Spurs in fifth position as the Blues were booed by their supporters.
Asked about the boos post-match, head coach Conte said: “For sure, for sure, there is disappointment.
“I think this is normal. Because we must be disappointed with the final result.
“After a game like this, you have to get three points. Instead, we are talking about a draw. About one point, but this is not the first time.
“We are paying a lot this season for this type of situation. When this happens with regularity, it means you have a problem.”