Stamford Bridge new trainer Maurizio Sarri has dissected the reason behind Chelsea throwing away a two-goal lead advantage to Arsenal.
On Saturday evening, Chelsea hosted Arsenal at Stamford Bridge for a match between two London clubs. A ground were Arsenal last won 8 years ago.
In just twenty minutes Arsenal were already 2 goals down through the efforts of Spanish boys Morata and Pedro ensuring that it was another losing visit for the Emirate club.
Although Arsenal equalized before halftime after missing chances upon chances. Miki and Aubemayang were especially wasteful even though Miki later found the back of the net.
In the second half, Arsenal seemingly were satisfied with earning a point because they retreated to their defence gifting possession to Chelsea without a fight.
Unai Emery has been largely trolled for his tactics after the resumption of the second half. Anyways, Chelsea have won their two opening fixtures whilst Arsenal are still looking for their first win under new manager, Unai Emery.
Chelsea manager was of course not glad about the quick fire response witnessed to level the score to 2-2. He has come out to attribute the goals concede by his team to the gap that existed between the defense and the midfield.
‘It was a wonderful game,’ said Sarri.
‘The three points were very hard for us but I think that we did well because after the end of the first half it was not so easy to start again.
‘I think we lost the distance between players because in the 15 mins [before half-time] we were unable to cover the lost ball and to arrive to press at the right time.
‘I think we lost completely the distances. We have to work because in 15 mins we conceded four or five opportunities so we have to work.’
He blamed the inability of the players to press and recover the ball for the goals conceded in the last 15 minutes It is still a learning curve for both managers as they are new to the premier league.
The sooner they get down to business and improve result the better for the progress of their team specifically Arsenal.