Christian Pulisic says that Chelsea have to be much smarter when they do not have possession so that they can start getting positive results. The American winger was speaking after the club suffered a 3-1 loss to Manchester City. This was the fifth the defeat of the campaign for the blues, who have been struggling for form in the last few weeks. The alarming dip in form has sparked rumours that Frank Lampard could be relieved from his role just after 18 months after being appointed. The three goals scored from City came in the first half with Callum Hudson-Odoi scoring a late consolation for Chelsea.
The quickfire goals from City did catch Chelsea by surprise, who did improve after the break. A postmatch analysis byPulisic, who has been one of the crucial players for Chelsea in the Lampard regime, reveals that Chelsea should have done a lot more smarter work when they did not have the ball against City. Pep Guardiola’s team were able to show a lot of intelligent movement throughout the first half and it was a crucial factor behind the flurry of goals scored by Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, and Kevin De Bruyne. Read more