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Mauricio Pochettino explains how Chelsea had been held to attract by 10-man Burnley


Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino believes his facet’s lack of depth out of possession was pivotal of their 2-2 draw with 10-man Burnley on Saturday.

Cole Palmer twice put the Blues forward at Stamford Bridge following Lorenz Assignon’s purple card, however the hosts had been pegged again by objectives from Josh Cullen after which Dara O’Shea.

Chelsea registered 33 pictures, together with 13 on the right track, and chalked up 4.26 xG however solely had some extent to point out for his or her efforts.

“I am very upset in the best way that within the second half we managed or take care of the state of affairs,” Pochettino fumed in his post-match press convention. “We’re a staff that, once we play in possession and play ahead, we’re capable of create too many probabilities, possibly to not rating all the probabilities we created.

Djordje Petrovic, Dara O'Shea

O’Shea’s late header rescued an inconceivable draw for Burnley / Richard Pelham/GettyImages

“We have to enhance our proportion within the video games. After right now, we did not present the capability, the vitality, the anger. Not the minimal to compete within the Premier League. Within the defensive part we concede an excessive amount of.

“That’s the reason I’m so upset and upset. It is extra right here [in your heart] and right here [in your head] than in your legs to be sturdy like a gaggle, to be sturdy like a staff. That’s typically the circumstance for various causes we’re so sluggish evolving on this space.

“That’s the key right now. It is to not discover excuses. The staff performed effectively, sure, we have now vitality, sure, we go ahead, sure, however afterwards when we do not have the ball we do not have the identical vitality.

“Sorry, however I’m not with the efficiency when we do not have the ball. If we’re capable of create probabilities in the best way we did and have the capability to maneuver and discover all of the other ways to penetrate a staff that play with a really deep block.

“Sure, we have to settle for that and recuperate the state of affairs. On Thursday we have now one other recreation right here [against Manchester United] and we must be with all of the vitality to be aggressive and clear our head now.”