Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino wants his players to make better decisions after conceding two late goals against Arsenal on Saturday.
Arsenal scored in the 77th and 84 minutes at Stamford Bridge to secure a 2-2 draw, having largely struggled to create clear-cut chances beforehand.
“We need to take the positives from 77 minutes,” said Pochettino. “If not, you need to ask (every) other coach how they concede two goals. That is football.
“We were facing a team that last season were close to winning the league, then they invested to make stronger their squad.
“We’re at the beginning of our project, that’s why we need to take positive things because I think we played really well. After 77 minutes, we were better and didn’t concede too many chances. That is credit to the team.
“One criticism of us was maybe at 2-0 on 77 minutes to take better decisions in these situations, to not concede in the way that we conceded. That gave confidence and belief to the opponents to say, ‘Come on, go, it’s possible’.”
The draw saw Chelsea move up to 10th, while Arsenal remain second ahead of Tottenham’s game against Fulham tonight.