Chelsea head coach, Maurizio Sarri has revealed that the Blues will have to improve on their defence in order to stand a chance to lift the English Premier League trophy this season.
He lamented that they have to stop conceding goals to top opponents, noting that the trophy belongs to the team that concedes the least number of goals.
The Italian made these remarks after the West London defeated BATE Borisov 3 goals to 1 on Thursday evening in their Europa League encounter.
Although Chelsea have conceded seven goals in the Premier League this season, they are still unbeaten in their first nine encounters.
“We could have done better in the last 20 minutes against BATE,” Metro UK quoted Sarri as saying.
“We needed only to move the ball and take positions.
“But we conceded spaces to the opponents so at the end we conceded a very stupid goal. I didn’t like it – it’s very dangerous.
“If we make the same mistakes against very high-level opponents, we are in trouble.
“Like against Liverpool and Manchester United. So we need to control the matches much better, especially when we are in the advantage.
“Usually the winner [of the title] is the team who concedes the least. In Italy, anyway. So we have to improve defensively.”
Sarri’s men will take on Burnley in the Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon.