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Analysis – Five things learned from Malmo 1-2 Chelsea

AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea FC - Premier League Maurizio Sarri
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Then show their weak side

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Despite how happy Sarri will have been with how his side dominated proceedings, he will not have been happy at giving a goal away.

Anders Christiansen’s 80th-minute strike was not ideal. It took the gloss off what would have been a solid victory.

It also means that the second leg is not quite as comfortable as the Premier League side would like it to be. Sarri will now have to be wary of rotating too heavily when it comes around. This tie is far from over.

It should have been. But yet again a lack of concentration and weak defending allowed a side to gain an advantage they should not have had. Sarri will be feeling frustrated once again that his team could not keep a clean sheet.