Arsenal beat Chelsea to close in on 4th

Arsenal beat Chelsea to close in on 4th

If Chelsea's performance against Arsenal looked disjointed, numerous players believe that is because the squad are divided up with the defenders on one pitch and the midfielders and forwards on another, training separately from each other.

"There might be a slight risk, but I don't think there is", he said. I want to talk about the tactics but it would appear that this group of players are very hard to motivate'.

"As a group of players they are not particularly aggressive from a mental point of view, they don't have that kind of ferocity in their mentality and that is something that it's down to the type of players they are - their characteristics".

"It's something that is hard to change".

He insists he has the appetite to make the change, but suggested the available personnel are the issue.

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Former Madrid bagsman Gonzalo Higuain is one of the names linked to West London.

"I am the person responsible for the team, of course". "He played well and can help us". We have the players.

The former Napoli boss has steadfastly stuck to a 4-3-3 formation, but absolved himself of tactical blame, despite Jorginho's continued struggles as a central playmaker and the blunt attacking display with Eden Hazard as a "false nine".

The Welshman will be leaving the club on a free transfer at the end of the season but with each passing game, the midfielder is showing that the decision to let him go was a really bad decision one. I like it when the players are enjoying themselves because if they are enjoying themselves out on the pitch there is more chance that they are going to be winning and that is an enjoyable experience as well. "That's something we have to share".

He added: "It's important my players have the attitude I'm asking them to have. Then if you close their left side with David [Luiz] and Marcos Alonso, and you give the ball to the right side, it's quite hard for them".