GIROUD REVEALS WHY THE GAME AGAINST VIDI WAS DIFFICULT

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Chelsea lost our 100 per cent record in the Europa League after our 2-2 draw with Vidi on Thursday night.

Maurizio Sarri made ten changes to the team that beat Manchester City 2-0 on Saturday with Willian the only survivor from that team.

The game wasn’t an easy one for Chelsea, and Willian scored Chelsea’s first with a fine free-kick. The lead didn’t last though moments later when Ampadu, who was making his first start of the season, headed into his own net from a Vidi corner.

Loic Nego then hammered a volley beyond Willy Caballero to give Vidi the lead in the second half before substitute Olivier Giroud equalised for Chelsea with 15 minutes left of play.

Explaining why the game was difficult, Giroud said: “We are a competitive team and we want to win every single game.

“The problem was that we played against a very compact team, they defended very well in their half and we struggled a bit to get the ball high up the pitch like usual. They did well and deserved a point but at the end of the game we could have scored a third goal, it’s a shame, we had opportunities.

“It was difficult because the pitch was a bit bobbly so we struggled to play one-touch and two-touch, we had some difficulties creating chances. In the end we could have won but I think a draw was a fair result because they were still dangerous until the end.”

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