Nerves to blame for stuttering Blues
FOOTBALL: Maurizio Sarri blamed nerves for Chelsea’s underwhelming performance in a 2-0 win over Premier League bottom club Fulham.
Pedro struck after four minutes after N’Golo Kante had dispossessed Jean Michael Seri - a passage of play described as a “present” by Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri.
But Chelsea’s second came late on through substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek, as Sarri lamented the failure to “kill” the contest.
“After the 1-0 the players on the pitch had a very good level of application, attention, but without trying to kill the match,” Sarri said.
“We needed to kill the match before (we did). But I think today we were a little bit tense.”