After a highly entertaining draw at the Emirates, Eden Hazard lamented over the missed chances by striker Alvaro Morata, which prevented the Blues to secure all three points.
Morata was presented with several one-on-one chances with veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech but could not manage to put one behind the net.
After Hector Bellerin equalized it late for the home side, the Spanish striker was presented with another goalscoring chance which he squandered as it was hit straight towards Cech.
The former Real Madrid man had a torrid time at the Emirates after his mistake contributed to Arsenal’s first goal.
Hazard’s thoughts on the game:
The Belgian felt that the Blues deserved all the three points and that they should have been more clinical in front of goal. He revealed in an interview with Sky Sports that:
“Maybe we should score more goals, we missed a lot of chances. I think Chelsea should win this game because of the chances we missed.”
14 – Alvaro Morata has missed 14 big chances in the Premier League this season, only Salah (15) has missed more. Wasteful.
— OptaChelsea (@OptaChels) January 3, 2018
Hazard also went on to praise Arsenal shot-stopper Petr Cech, who managed to keep his cool between the posts. He stated:
“Just before that Alvaro missed the chance, Petr did a good performance today. I think Petr is a great goalkeeper, it’s always hard to score against him.”
Hazard was himself culprit of missing some chances in the derby. When asked about the last attempt strike, Hazard felt that it should have been the winning strike. He said:
“Yeah, I think the last shot should be a goal.”
Morata’s poor finishing might be a huge concern for manager Antonio Conte as Chelsea lack depth as far as strikers are concerned. Morata has only netted a single goal in his last seven Premier League appearances which might make Conte think of bringing in an additional striker in the transfer window. As a result of Morata’s missed chances, Chelsea failed to secure their position in the table as Manchester United have a better goal difference.