David Luiz: Chelsea were too slow against West Ham

Chelsea defender David Luiz feels that they were made to pay for being too slow with their movement and passing in Sunday’s stalemate with West Ham

The Blues’ 100% winning start to the new Premier League season came to an end at the London Stadium with West Ham effectively stopping Chelsea’s efforts on goal.

“Of course, we are disappointed,” Luiz told the club website.

“We didn’t play a fantastic game, we didn’t create a lot.

“It was too slow, moving the ball to create the gaps or our movements without the ball, and that is why we couldn’t score.

“I think our plan is fantastic. On Sunday we didn’t play at our high level so that is why we didn’t win.

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“We know that many teams now are going to play against us this way, with a low block and trying to play on the counter-attack, so there was not a lot of space, but it is up to us to try to find a solution.

“The best games are games like that.”

Maurizio Sarri’s side will next face Liverpool twice this week with the first meeting set to be this Wednesday in the Carabao Cup before hosting the Reds on Saturday in the Premier League.

“We are going to play against a fantastic team, so we need to rest and be ready for both games,” Luiz said.

Meanwhile, Luiz’s teammate Olivier Giroud warned Chelsea that they must begin making changes as their opponents are beginning to figure out how to stop them.

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