Marcos Alonso explains how Chelsea blew two-goal lead against Arsenal

Tanya Simon
August 20, 2018

Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also missed clear chances during a thrilling first half, but Chelsea were the better side after the break and snatched a win nine minutes from time when Alonso turned in Eden Hazard's cross.

"I have two more years of contract and we will see what will happen".

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Sarri's side have maximum points from their opening two games under the Italian, but made life hard for themselves after racing into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes through Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata.

"Kepa Arrizabalaga could have done better with Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first goal but I would rather have a young goalkeeper who is confident playing out from the back than Petr Cech, who is struggling. For sure we don't want a lot of goals in our goal, but if we win all the team and all the supporters are happy".

After six goals in his first six games for the Blues last season, Morata only scored five more all season and struggled to keep his place in the team after the January arrival of Olivier Giroud.

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On the touchline, Sarri, wearing a baggy blue T-shirt and track-suit pants, waved his arms in frustration as he implored his players to close Arsenal down in their own half as the Gunners showed signs of fighting their way into the game. "In those 15 minutes, we were not able to do this, and so we were in trouble".

Emery said: "Our start is an issue, but we are thinking of the next match and to work on things we need to improve". In quality, we are going very well. Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go in the area for the crosses.

However, despite looking characteristically flimsy at the back, Arsenal were a threat up front, frequently getting around the back of the Chelsea backline.

However, after failing to make any kind of impact against City in their Premier League opener, the 29-year-old once again asked very little questions and was taken off after just 65 minutes.

"It's very important for him", he added. "It's better for me".

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