West Ham boss Avram Grant remained confident that his side will beat the drop after losing at Chelsea
A 3-0 defeat was harsh on West Ham, who ended the day back on the bottom of the table, albeit still two points from safety.
The Hammers missed several chances to score and Grant said: "I think everybody in this room knows that we deserved better.
"Petr Cech was excellent today (with) two or three great saves. If someone didn't see the game, they think 3-0, Chelsea is much better than us.
"I can be very proud of the players. Without the player of the year (Scott Parker), without Matthew Upson, without Gary O'Neil, and Mark Noble second half, they showed a lot of belief, a lot of spirit."
Noble was carried off on a stretcher after injuring his knee, with Grant adding: "It's not looking so good."