They say that the sign of champions is playing badly but grinding out a win anyway.
Well Chelsea have managed that 3 times in seven days, looking second best for long periods against Aston Villa, Zenit and Tottenham, but coming out of those games with 3 wins and 0 goals conceded.
Speaking to Sky Sports after today’s 3-0 thrashing, Cesar Azpilicueta even admitted the team “know [they] are not at [their] best level.”
There’s only so unhappy one can be with a 3-0 win against your top rivals. We’re sure Azpi won’t be losing too much sleep tonight worrying about the performance.
You can see the captain speaking in the clip embedded here:
🗣 "We have to be humble enough to know we are not at our best level."
César Azpilicueta agrees with manager Thomas Tuchel's comments about Chelsea needing improvements pic.twitter.com/U4oFkoPP4O
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 19, 2021