READ WHAT ALONSO HAS TO SAY ABOUT CHELSEA’S DEFENDING

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Chelsea’s victory against Arsenal on Saturday evening was a thrilling one, and we are beginning to see a bit of Sarri-ball taking shape.

For all the highlights on our attack, it’ll be hazardous to turn a blind eye to our defending that still needs major work.

Chelsea were two goals up inside the opening 20 minutes as goals from Pedro and Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea a commanding lead, but Unai Emery’s side rallied and were level before the break courtesy of strikes from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi as the Gunners scored twice within four minutes and could easily have ended the half 4-2 ahead.

Match winner Marcos Alonso has admitted Chelsea’s defending was below par and that the team left too many spaces.

“They have good players, they have the quality and we saw that if we don’t press and don’t stick together it is not easy,” said Chelsea’s match-winner.

“We just gave them too much space and didn’t press at the right times after losing the ball. ‘That gave them time to play and counter-attack. They have the quality and the speed to give us troubles, but we came back strongly in the second half and it is a very important three points for us.

“I think it was a bit of a crazy game, which is usual in the Premier League. These things happen, but the way we came back in the second half, it was very important to have this personality, to play and to come back after a bad end to the first half.

“I think that was very important and shows we are working well and focused on winning.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.