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Koscielny - Why it went wrong at Chelsea

Chelsea took their chances. We didn’t.

That was the simple difference between the two teams at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, according to our captain Laurent Koscielny.

Here’s what Laurent said after the game:

on the reaction to the Watford game…I think we had a good reaction but Chelsea played well and they scored with their first opportunity during the first half. After, we had some opportunities to score too, but we didn’t [take them] - that is the difference between us and them. In the second half we tried to come back because we knew this game was very important for the race for the title. We needed to have the three points, first because it’s our direct opponent and second because we lost against Watford on Tuesday. We are disappointed tonight but we need to come back stronger, to play and to win. The confidence is a little bit down but with a win it will come back quickly. We need to work together to stay like a unit, like a squad. During the season we’ve had some bad moments but we need to stay confident and show our quality.

on where Arsenal didn’t match Chelsea…I don’t think we played very well together in the same way, it was more one player after one player. I think we’d have had a lot of chances if we’d played quickly with our passing, on the flank we had to combine to have some opportunities. We did it in the first half. During a big game, if you don’t take your opportunities, it’s difficult to win the game. We need to be more efficient in both boxes.