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Drinkwater admits Chelsea tried to frustrate Man City

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has admitted that they tried to frustrate Manchester City during Sunday’s 1-0 defeat.

With everyone expecting a classic encounter between the Champions and the Champions elect, fans were left disappointed as Antonio Conte set his team up to defend and try to hit City on the break.

The Blues saw just 29% possession and were unable to get a single shot on target, as City continued their procession towards the Premier League title.

After the game, Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater admitted that the game plan was to frustrate the league leaders:

“We came to frustrate City and it was working at times in the game, but in the end we lost it so it’s no good.

“It was our game plan, but we have got to take responsibility on the pitch. We had to try and nullify them.

“City try and pull you out of pockets, frustrate you defensively and play around you. That’s how they create their spaces.

“We didn’t utilise the counter-attack as well as we could have done. We were sloppy on the ball sometimes.

“We were running a lot off the ball so it’s about finding the balance. It’s frustrating because we could have drawn 0-0 and that wouldn’t have been a bad result.”

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