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Chelsea home form worries Scolari

Scolari demands more shots on goal

Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted he was baffled by Chelsea's home form after his side were held to a 1-1 draw by London rivals West Ham on Sunday.

The Blues have lost to Liverpool and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this season and dropped 14 points in total.

Blues boss Scolari said: "When we play here it's different than the way we play away, we have more space away.

"Maybe we are now thinking 'this is not our home' and we're not scoring goals and I don't know what happens."

Nicolas Anelka scored his 16th goal of the season to earn a point for Chelsea after Craig Bellamy had given the Hammers a half-time lead.

Scolari introduced Didier Drogba for Michael Ballack after the interval and he made an immediate impact, helping to set up Anelka's equaliser.

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But the former Brazil coach indicated that he would be reluctant to pair them together on a regular basis.

"I need co-operation from the other players because when Drogba came in we lost the midfield," stated Scolari.

"When we lose the ball, we need them coming back into the middle to help win it back.

"I need to have them training many times more together."

Hammers were unbelievable - Zola

West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola paid tribute to the Chelsea fans after he received an affectionate ovation on his return to Stamford Bridge.

"The reception was unbelievable," said the former Blues player.

"One more time the Chelsea supporters showed how great they are.

"The first 15 minutes was strange as the fans were singing my name and it was nice that I wasn't forgotten."



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