Scolari frustrated by home form

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Luiz Felipe Scolari knows Chelsea need to address their poor home form or risk missing out on the Barclays Premier League title.

Chelsea are invincible on their travels, but have now dropped 14 points at Stamford Bridge this season And the Blues have to start winning at home soon or face the prospect of missing out on a title shot in Scolari's first season in charge.

"It is important for us TO win at home but at the moment we are playing better away," said Scolari. "We need to win one, two or three games at home and sometimes the players have to try something different."

Chelsea failed to win at home for the third successive game on Sunday as West Ham coach and former playing legend, Gianfranco Zola, watched his side pinch a well-earned point.

Craig Bellamy gave West Ham a 33rd minute lead but Nicolas Anelka rescued a draw for Chelsea with an equaliser five minutes after the re-start.

It was his 16th goal of the season and his 100th Premier League strike but it was not enough to satisfy the home faithful who showed their displeasure by booing Chelsea off the pitch.

The draw also cost Chelsea the chance to go back to the top of the table.

"I understand what the fans gave us," added Scolari. "But the fans need to understand that players try their best every time and do not want to draw or lose. But sometimes we don't have the quality.

"In the last 10 minutes we changed our football in the penalty area and I didn't want that. We have drawn one more game at Stamford Bridge. It is difficult to explain and I am frustrated by it.

"We tried to play and we played very well. We had more chances to score a second goal but their goalkeeper made some good saves."

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