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Drinkwater frustrated by Chelsea not executing Conte's gameplan to perfection

07 March, 2018, 11:45 | Author: Greg Wolfe
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Cape Town - Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud insists the club are not in a crisis following the disappointing defeat at Premier League leaders Manchester City. In a post-match interview, the Belgium global said: "We could have played on for three hours and I wouldn't touch a ball".

Keeping either player beyond their current deals will prove even more hard if Chelsea fail to qualify for next season's Champions League and the Blues are now five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Obviously we could have done better but these are not small games. "We are on a very good way and, if we have to play one day against them, we want to be ready".

"We tried to change the game with two strikers".

Chelsea, the reigning Premier League champions, look set to relinquish their crown to Pep Guardiola's rampant side this campaign.

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A fourth defeat in five Premier League matches leaves Chelsea five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham with only nine games remaining, but Azpilicueta is adamant that they will fight until the end to try and secure a place in next season's Champions League. Twenty-five points is a big gap and I think that we can have a regret for the other games but not for this.

"We need to win to have more freedom on the pitch and we need to stay together because it is a bad period but all the players, staff and fans need to know that we are all together".

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"We need the balance".

"I think we made an wonderful performance because (it) is against Chelsea, the last champion".

Sane created the hosts' first big chance 21 minutes in when he slalomed past three Chelsea defenders before feeding Bernardo Silva, whose shot dipped just too late and dropped onto the roof of the net.

"If I remember well, Arsenal played twice against them and you [the media] criticise a lot [Arsene] Wenger because they concede three goals in only 30 minutes".

Conte chose to start the game without an out-and-out striker as Hazard led the line with Pedro and Willian flanking him.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher branded Conte's tactics as "anti-football", comments which the Italian did not agree with the match.


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