In the weeks leading to the game against Manchester United, Jose Mourinho accused Chelsea of being a defensive side even though Chelsea is one of the highest scoring team in the Premier League. Only Liverpool in the league have scored more goals than Chelsea.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher revealed its nonsense to call Chelsea a defensive team. He insisted there is a huge difference between being a defensive team and being very good defensively. Carragher revealed Chelsea is a good team defensively and aren’t a defensive team.
“It is nonsense to say Chelsea are defensive. Only Liverpool have scored more goals so far in the Premier League, but they have played an extra game. There is a huge difference between being a defensive team and being very good defensively. Conte’s Chelsea are the latter,” Carragher wrote in Daily Mail.
“Mourinho should know that better than anyone. He had to contend with the same arguments when he arrived at Chelsea in 2004-05, and they won 11 of their 38 games 1-0, conceding just 15 goals en route to the title.”