Carroll - We deserved the win

West Ham United forward Andy Carroll felt his side deserved to leave Stamford Bridge with all three points but says the players are determined to end the season on a high note and challenge for a European spot.

The Hammers were just three minutes away from securing their first victory at Chelsea since 2002 when a penalty was awarded after Michail Antonio had clipped Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the edge of the box.

Cesc Fabregas converted the spot kick to grab his second of the game and secure a 2-2 draw to deny West Ham all three points which would have taken them back into the top four.

Carroll says the players were disappointed in the dressing room after the game but says it shows how far the team have come and they feel they can beat any team in the top flight.

Carroll said: “It is disappointing to only come away with draw. We conceded just before half-time and then just before the end which is upsetting.

“But we worked really hard and we did deserve the win and I as said it was a bit upsetting to only get a point.

“I have had a look back at the penalty incident and it looked just outside of the area so it was unlucky that they were given a penalty.

“I said last week there are not many teams who come away from the big grounds disappointed to have only got a draw.

“Last week we had that feeling against Manchester United and it is the same against Chelsea that we have not got the three points.

“All the lads 100 per cent want us to get into Europe. That is what we are pushing for. It would have been nice for us to come away with a victory and push us even higher up the table but we will have a nice break and come back and work harder from there.”

Carroll was thrilled to be back among the goals after netting his first strike since the 2-0 home win over Liverpool back on January 2.

The Hammers striker had only been on the pitch for sixty seconds when he was played through on goal by Dimitri Payet and struck the ball past Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois.

Carroll was also pleased to see Manuel Lanzini on the scoresheet in the first half and says he was not surprised to see the Argentine star score another wonder goal.

Carroll added: “It was a great ball in from Dimitri and the keeper came rushing out and left a gap down the side of him and I just had to put it in there so it was a nice start.

“It feels good to be back among the goals. Obviously I was not starting but it still feels good to come off the bench and score and it feels really good.

“It was an incredible strike from Manuel and he has got that ability. It is no surprise to us that he put it in like that.”