Substitute Ben Chilwill then fired Chelsea back level just six minutes after coming on before supplying a cross for fellow sub Kai Havertz to sweep home. West Ham could have retaken the lead before Havertz’ goal through Cornet but the Ivorian hit the post.
And that miss was only made more important at the end when his goal was controversially ruled out for a dubious foul from Bowen. However, Tuchel disagreed with Moyes and the German felt Mendy was impeded by the West Ham attacker, before crediting his side for their comeback.
“It was a clear foul on the goalkeeper,” Tuchel said. “I had doubts about the first one – but I will not comment, last time I got punished with huge fines. You give your opinion, you will not be fined.
“It is super tough to score against West Ham, they defend deep and with bodies – the game became more complicated with the goal we gave away. It was a huge effort to come back and huge credit to the team, the impact from the bench – full credit to everybody.”