Chelsea lost to Aston Villa due to bad defending

The Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech puts Chelsea’s defeat at the weekend down to simple bad defending at set-pieces.

“The last two away games we’ve conceded three goals from set plays so we need to get our discipline with marking and avoid these goals, because they can be costly,” Cech said on Chelsea’s official website.

“At the moment we are a little bit unlucky as well, but we know we have to pay more attention and have better concentration next time.”

“There was an unlucky deflection for the first one and when this happens it is difficult to control it,” Cech continued.

“The second one we didn’t mark well but as well when I went for the ball, I clipped someone in front of me which is why I couldn’t reach the ball. Otherwise I would have reached it and then put it into safety.

“It might have even been my team-mate, but just before I wanted to get hold of the ball, I clipped him.”

Cech then went on to say that the team just has to put the defeat behind them, and get on with the business of winning the rest from now on.

“It is a pity we gave Man United the chance to go a point ahead but the most important is always the correction,” the Czech Republic ‘keeper said.

“We have another game on Wednesday and then Blackburn at home and we need to make sure we win those games.

“If you finish the season with two defeats it doesn’t matter if they are in the first 10 games or the last 10 games. These two defeats we will judge at the end of the season if they were really costly.”

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