Chelsea suffered their first loss of the Premier League season during their weekend’s outing against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.
Chelsea were beaten 3-1 at the Wembley Stadium by Tottenham Hotspur as they suffered their first defeat in 18 matches across all competitions. Dele Alli, Son Hueng-Min and Harry Kane were on target for Mauricio Pochettino’s side that tactically outclassed its London rivals.
Maurizio Sarri was left puzzled by his team’s character and attitude after the result.
“I don’t know the character of the team,” he said. “I think it’s very strange. [In 2014-15] 87 points, the season after 50 points. Then 93 again, then 70. Of course I hope for a reaction, first of all during training, and then in the next match. But I knew very well that we had problems, I knew very well that we had to work. Now everyone knows it. We have to work on all the reactions, I think.”
“It’s very difficult to have time to try to improve the team, to try to solve problems, particularly because we have time only to prepare the next match,” he said. “We have to play every three days but we have to do something, I think. We have to try to improve first of all the team, and then player by player.”
Chelsea were completely outplayed by Spurs, but they should not worry as it was only their first lapse of the season and the performance and the attitude did not suggest that the Blues were on their way to a collapse. While the Blues might have fallen behind Manchester City and Liverpool in the title race, they are very much in it so far given that Liverpool can be inconsistent and bottle things as per recent memory.
Sarri should, however, sign a striker after the horror shows that Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata have delivered in the last few matches. Callum Wilson will be a superb signing for the west Londoners.
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