Chelsea no longer hold a perfect record in the Premier League after Sunday’s disappointing 0-0 draw at West Ham, but the one nice thing about the typically congested schedule is that there is little time to wallow in pity. Forward is the only place to look.
“Of course we are disappointed. We didn’t play a fantastic game, we didn’t create a lot. It was too slow, moving the ball to create the gaps or our movements without the ball, and that is why we couldn’t score.
“I think our plan is fantastic. On Sunday we didn’t play at our high level so that is why we didn’t win.
“We know that many teams now are going to play against us this way, with a low block and trying to play on the counter-attack, so there was not a lot of space but it is up to us to try to find a solution.”
Trouble is, ahead are two games against the one team who are still perfect on the season, first at Anfield in the League Cup, and then for real on Saturday in the Premier League.
“The best games are games like that. We are going to play against a fantastic team so we need to rest and be ready for both games.”
-David Luiz; Source: Chelsea FC
Neither David Luiz nor Eden Hazard, who were both rested for last Thursday’s Europa League visit to Greece, are expected to actually play in the League Cup clash, and are surely concentrating their energies and intentions on the early season title-race six-pointer instead.
“With the quality we have, we should [have done] better. We could have won because we missed a lot of chances, but we also could have lost. We are not happy with the draw because we want to win games, but when you see the chances they had, I think we can be happy. The draw was fair.”
“Next weekend we play Liverpool at home. I hope we can keep this momentum and keep winning games. Everyone can score goals and create chances, so that’s why we have been good. We need to keep playing like this and we have confidence at the moment to do so.”
“Liverpool is the kind of game where you want to shine, so we will, I hope.”
-Eden Hazard; source: Chelsea FC
So say we all.