Maurizio Sarri was left furious with his Chelsea players after they were comfortably beaten by Arsenal in this evening’s high profile game at the Emirates.
Not for the first time this season, Sarri’s Chelsea side had plenty of the ball, but could do little with it, enjoying 65% possession, only to find one of their 13 shots on target.
The Blues lost the game thanks to goals from Arsenal‘s Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny and speaking after the game, Chelsea’s Italian manager was left furious with the attitude of his side who seemed to once again lack a cutting edge in the final third.
“I’m really angry about the approach that we adopted today,” Sarri told BT Sport.
“You can find yourself in difficulties from time to time, but we need to react to those difficulties a lot better than we did today.
“It’s an approach we can’t really accept. It was the same in our game against Tottenham.
“We thought we’d overcome that problem, but it seems we really struggle to get ourselves up for these games at times. I don’t mind losing but I don’t like losing in this manner.”
The result leaves Chelsea still in fourth place in the Premier League, although they are now just three points ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United in the race to secure Champions League football.