Azpilicueta reveals what Chelsea must improve on after 2-1 victory over Aston Villa

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has urged the Blues to discover our “killer instinct” and finish teams off.

Chelsea beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday night as Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount struck either side of Trezeguet’s first-half goal.

The Blues had plenty chances to put the game beyond Villa’s reach and had to thank Kepa Arrizabalaga for making a late save to deny Douglas Luiz as the Blues recorded their ninth Premier League win of the season to stay six points clear of fifth-placed Wolves.

Azpilicueta also revealed Chelsea must improve defensively as the game could have been a lot easier for us if we had kept a clean sheet.

“It is something we have to improve because we are conceding a lot of goals,” Azpilicueta said.

“We make it more difficult [for ourselves] because last night, if we kept a clean sheet and went in 1-0 at half-time, then the second half could be more open and we would have had everything in front of us.

“It is an area where we need to improve. Offensively, we are creating a lot of chances, scoring a lot of goals. We are creating more [chances than we are taking]. I’m sure we will get that killer instinct better through the season.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed after the game against Aston Villa that he was disappointed the Blues couldn’t score more.

“I thought we were great today. I’m pleased because that was us again, we had a blip against West Ham and today we were back,” said the Chelsea boss.

“Our character at half-time was important and we carried off where we left off. The disappointment of the day is we didn’t score more.

“Villa are stubborn, have picked up results on the road and you can see why. They have good players and are well organised.”

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