The most frustrating and mind-boggling people are often those who live in denial.
They spend their days in a dream world, ignoring the massive flaws in their life, their relationships, their personality, and choose to push on and put all the advice you offer in the bin. Chelsea are the footballing equivalent of this nightmare of a human.The Blues are wonderfully entertaining, brilliant on the ball and swashbuckling on the offensive. But even those flashes of genius can’t mask the true defensive deficiencies that are eating the team alive.
These frailties came back to bite them in the behind on Saturday, having produced 25 minutes of superb football, only to then surrender their lead and subsequently
implode Arsenal pipped their London rivals in a 2-1 victory, cancelling out Christian Pulisic’s exquisite opener with two Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strikes.
And despite the obvious gap in talent in certain areas on the pitch, and the 10 point-chase in the league table, none of us were really surprised by the final result.Why?
Individually,the back three are not good enough Collectively, they’re even worse. Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger were pulled from pillar to post on Saturday, while Cesar Azpilicueta was put out of his own misery by picking up an injury, while attempting to chase the rapid Aubameyang.
There was no chemistry, no understanding and more worryingly, no cover for the backline. Time and time again, Arsenal worked the same openings, the same training ground moves, and the Blues didn’t catch the hints being dropped.
It was only a matter of time before the irrepressible Aubameyang took the game by the scruff of its neck, and he did so in the second half, scoring a beautiful winner following lung-busting run by Hector Bellerin.