No argument there but Chelsea could afford it given how far ahead they were. All I am saying is, if this were a Man Utd side under Fergie, you can be sure they would have gotten a result against West Ham and made Chelsea work for the title. Honestly, I didn't think Spurs would slip up cause I do believe they are that good (yeah I said it), but they do tend to falter right at the end of the chase and just ease the pressure.
Put another way, if we were in the same position, my first reaction wouldn't be "oh I am proud of my team", it would be of frustration and massive disappointment at a lost opportunity. Yes, in all probability, it was going to be too little too late, but a win would have at least kept Chelsea honest right to the end, and we would have done everything we could, given how impossible it looked at one point, which would have made me supremely proud.