Sarri explains why Chelsea threw away a two-goal advantage

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 19/08/2018

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has explained the reason why the Blues threw away a two-goal lead against Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea controlled the game against Unai Emery’s men and before 20 minutes the Blues were already leading with two goals with Alvaro Morata doubling the lead after Pedro’s opener.

However, Arsenal found their way back into the game, Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s effort restored parity before the end of the first 45 minutes.

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‘It was a wonderful game,’ said Sarri. ‘The three points were very hard for us but I think that we did well because after the end of the first half it was not so easy to start again. ‘I think we lost the distance

between players because in the 15 mins [before half-time] we were unable to cover the lost ball and to arrive to press at the right time. ‘I think we lost completely the distances. We have to work because in 15 mins we conceded four or five opportunities so we have to work.’

Chelsea has recorded two wins in two games so far in the Premier League and currently they maintain the top of the log and subsequently Arsenal has suffered two defeats in two games.