It’s time for Chelsea to start winning 1-0, former Blue says

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Former Chelsea player Gus Poyet has admitted that it’s time for Chelsea to start winning games 1-0.

The Uruguayan has stressed the need for balance in the team, and has maintained that balance between attack and defence is what makes a team a strong one.

According to Poyet, if Chelsea want to win the league next season, then emphasis must be thrown at the back as well and not only in attack, as he stressed the importance of a strong defence.

Chelsea had a poor game against Sheffield United, and Poyet insists that on such poor days, the best teams manage to grind out 1-0 wins.

“We are all different, that’s the good thing about football, we all train in a different way, we all think in a different away,” Poyet told Stadium Astro.

“For example, myself, even if I like my team to treat the football very well, and pay attention and create attacks, I start my team from the back.

“I make sure that first we are organised, we are tight, we make it difficult for the opposition, we care about not conceding, like our goal is our house, they cannot get in there.

“Sometimes we try to split, he’s a offensive manager, he’s a defensive manager, and there’s nothing in between, but there is. The best teams in the world defend very well and attack very well.

“It’s having the right balance and that’s what I want to see from Chelsea next year – a better balance in their play. More practical sometimes, win 1-0, why not?

“The best teams in the world win leagues winning 1-0 when they are not having a good day. Today was a day for Chelsea to say, ‘we’re not having a good day, let’s make sure we’re solid, we’ve got enough players to score a goal and we win 1-0’.

“I would start with that, to have a better organisation in terms of defending.”

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