Chelsea managed to sneak past Brentford with a win this weekend, but they were lucky, and they know it.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, goal scorer Ben Chilwell was asked why he thought the team had had issues.
While he didn’t want to make excuses, the full back admitted that the “preparations” for the game were “not brilliant” as players scattered all over the world for the international break had to link up again for just two days of training before the match.
No wonder they struggled.
You can see the full back speaking in the clip embedded here:
🗣"The preparations before the game weren't great but it's all about mentality."
Ben Chilwell believes Chelsea's mentality was what got them the win pic.twitter.com/ziTSIhE8UM
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 16, 2021