By Will Butcher

Trevor Sinclair believes West Ham showed greater determination and fight during their 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Monday night.

Ex-Hammers ace Sinclair saw his old side fail to salvage anything from the London Stadium clash, as goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa secured a 21st league win for Chelsea.

Sinclair, who is now a pundit with BBC Sport, claimed that the Hammers showed “great endeavour” and “much better spirit” on his personal Twitter account against Chelsea.

Former Lille winger Hazard broke the deadlock in east London in the 25th minute, as he rounded Ireland international Darren Randolph to finish a wonderful counter-attacking move.

Chelsea’s number 10 saw his 11th goal of the season doubled in the 50th minute, as Diego Costa was on hand to take advantage of some woeful Hammers defending from a corner.

Spain international Costa prodded the ball home to make it 2-0, before Manuel Lanzini gained a consolation for the Hammers in injury time with a low strike inside the penalty area.

After a dismal start to the season under manager Slaven Bilic, the Hammers have reignited their season of late despite the loss to London rivals Chelsea.

Just two losses in their last seven Premier League matches has seen Sinclair’s former side climb to 11th place in the table, with the chance to go ninth on Saturday if they beat Bournemouth.

Sinclair, 44, made 206 league and cup appearances during a five-year spell at Upton Park before leaving to join Manchester City in 2003.

In other West Ham news, midfielder Pedro Obiang has given his verdict on the 2-1 loss.

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