After last night's 2-1 League Cup loss to Sunderland, Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, was once again frustrated by the lack of goals his side is currently scoring.
The Blues were in the driving seat to the English League Cup semi-final, but a late Sunderland equalizer and an extra-time goal stopped Chelsea’s title chase in the competition.
Mourinho indicated after the game he was considering a more defensive approach, but would see it as a step back in his current Chelsea transformation.
“If I want to win 1-0, I think I can. One of the easiest things in football is to win 1-0,”Mourinho said.
“It's not so difficult. You structure your team from the back, you organise your team from the defensive idea, you don't give freedom to your players to express themselves.
"The dynamic of the team is defensive and what you do is you recover the ball and try to punish the opponent on the counter-attack. To win 1-0 is not the most difficult thing in football."
The Chelsea manger is seemingly becoming frustrated with his sides’ forward trio, but should also be concerned about the amount of goals The Blues are conceding lately. After yesterday, Chelsea have conceded ten goals in their last six games in all competitions.
Overall Mourinho’s side has already conceded 18 Premier League goals in 16 games. That’s three more than Chelsea conceded in the whole 2004-05 campaign when Mourinho's defence only conceded 15 goals all season and kept 25 clean sheets along the way.
But The Special One feels a 1-0 orientated style of play would mean a step back in his current Cheslea transformation.
He said: "I don't want to because we are going in a direction which is the right direction in terms of the quality of football we want to play, and it's quite frustrating that you have to change that and go one step back and go in another direction just because you want better results.
It's something I don't want to do."
Chelsea next travel to the Emirates Stadium on Monday, before finishing the year with two home games against Swansea and Liverpool.
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