Chelsea have bigger problems than Arsenal, claims Arsenal legend

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According to former Arsenal winger Perry Groves, Chelsea have a bigger problem than Arsenal after a terrible performance against ten-man Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Despite having a numerical advantage from the 26th minute after David Luiz was shown a red card, Chelsea could only draw 2-2 against Arsenal.

“I thought Chelsea were terrible,” Groves told talkSPORT.

“When you go 1-0 up against ten men and you’re fourth in the table and you’re looking to consolidate your position, I thought Chelsea were poor.

“Arsenal kept possession in the first-half when they were down to ten men; I think the possession stats were 74-26 in Arsenal’s favour – that’s unacceptable!

“When you’re at home you should be closing down, you should be getting at Arsenal and trying to win the ball back.

“But Chelsea were far too passive, passed the ball far too slowly and there was not a lot of inspiration in the team.

“If I was a Chelsea fan I’d be so disappointed with my team, they were complacent. There’s no urgency at home from Chelsea, it’s very slow and laboured.

“I’ve seen Chelsea at home a couple of times this year and they haven’t played very well, they haven’t been the imposing and energetic team they should be, getting in the face of the opposition.

“I saw them against Sheffield United when they were 2-0 up and got pulled back to 2-2 and the players hid a little bit. And I saw them against Bournemouth where they lost 1-0 and Frank Lampard was outthought tactically by Eddie Howe.

“And although Chelsea are ten points in front of Arsenal, I think there is a lot more to worry about from tonight’s performance if you’re a Chelsea fan than if you’re an Arsenal fan.

“A team should not be having more possession when they’re down to ten men! Frank Lampard should be pushing his team forward to go and close Arsenal down.

“Lampard will come out and just say he was disappointed, but I thought Chelsea were so poor in most of the game, because they could have put Arsenal away and they didn’t!”

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  1. What can one expect from an arsenal fan. Eat your heart out you gooner

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