SARRI: SOMETIMES WE ARE OUR OWN ENEMY

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Chelsea were 2-0 up against Brighton and were having a comfortable afternoon after first half goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard put Chelsea ahead at the Amex Stadium.

However, a second half goal from March Solomon in the 60th minute turned the game around, and Brighton threatened Chelsea for the rest of the match.

This isn’t the first time Chelsea have gotten into trouble despite taking the lead, and Maurizio Sarri believes the team are its own trouble sometimes.

Sarri said: “When we have the feeling of being in full control of the match, we are dangerous to ourselves. We know that we suddenly lowered the level of application and attention.

“Their goal was the first situation in our box for 30 minutes. We were a bit unlucky, but the feeling when we have confidence and are sure we are in control of the match, is that we are dangerous to ourselves.”

Sarri believes that Chelsea should have won by a huge scoreline having controlled the game for 60 minutes.

“We could have won better because we played very well for 60 minutes,” the Chelsea boss said.

“We conceded a goal in a moment in which we were in full control of the match. My mind was clear in that moment that we had to suffer in the last five minutes with long balls into our box. We are not a physical team.

“With the substitutions I tried to have more physical impact in the last five minutes, but it was clear it was really very difficult in the last five minutes. But we could have won better.”

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