Chelsea’s lousy type at home continued on Wednesday with a absurd 4-2 decline to Arsenal, and not even the 10,000 missing from the stadium because of to governing administration sanctions could lessen the blow and the frustrations of a 3rd consecutive surprising defeat (in all competitions) at the Bridge.
The tone previous night was established just twelve minutes in, when Andreas Christensen miscued a routine backpass and gifted a goal to Eddie Nketiah. Tuchel, at his wit’s finish soon after the recreation, even blamed the pitch in an attempt to try out to make perception of all this ridiculousness, but the truth is possibly a whole lot a lot more simple than that. It was merely yet yet another colossal error, the likes of which have littered a lot of of our modern video games, in particular at home.
Christensen, who withdrew himself from rivalry at 50 % time owing to a supposed injuries, took blame for the purpose — of course — however it was just the initial of many unlucky activities that ended up to follow before the 90 minutes ended up out. (On a side observe, has there ever been another middle back again who appears to be to get pressured off with mid-recreation injuries far more generally then Christensen?)
“I choose 100 per cent duty on my shoulders for the initially intention, it was my miscalculation, but luckily for me we received back into the video game quite promptly by means of Timo’s goal. We retained building problems though and it is tricky to continue to keep bouncing back again.
“I believe we have to get a glance at ourselves in the mirror for the reason that that efficiency wasn’t good sufficient and we know we can participate in a whole lot greater than that. We can only blame ourselves for this outcome.
“We know we are superior than this and for me individually, I know I can complete so a great deal superior than I what I confirmed. We need to have to decide our heads up and go once again now.”
So that’s all effectively and good but words and phrases are just terms and we’ve yet to see them turn into action at Stamford Bridge. In simple fact, our house file has been remarkably inadequate this time — although our away variety is setting club data with eight consecutive wins, and counting.
Factors for each household league match, Roman Abramovich era:
2.55 – Ancelotti
2.53 – Mourinho v1
2.32 – Conte
2.21 – Sarri
2.14 – Mourinho v2
2.11 – Ranieri
1.82 – Lampard
1.76 – Tuchel
— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) April 21, 2022
The subsequent probability to do greater — effectively, for many others in the workforce, in all probability not Andreas himself — comes this weekend with nevertheless another London rival, West Ham United coming above to check our mettle. They’ve dropped 5 astonishing factors in their very last two league video games, and will be seeking to get back again on track in their individual quest to finish in the best-four as effectively.
“I can realize any frustrations due to the fact tonight we weren’t fantastic adequate and we know we have to do a ton much better. We want to do this for the enthusiasts due to the fact we are all proud to perform for this club.
“We have to go once again and I’m absolutely sure the fans will be there all over again at the weekend to support us, which we need to have.
“We need to seem at ourselves right after this final result and then shift on to the next activity. We want to finish 3rd and acquire a trophy not just for ourselves, but for the admirers as perfectly for the reason that they are so passionate for this club.”
-Andreas Christensen source: Chelsea FC
We all know we can do superior, but can we do better?