Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic has said that the Blues lack the killer instinct in front of goal and that cost them during the recent Premier League clash at Brighton & Hove Albion. The west London giants had scored within the opening 10 minutes through Cesar Azpilicueta but they could not add to the tally before the half-time interval.
Following the break, it was Brighton, who were the better side in create opportunities and they managed to find the equaliser in the 84th minute from a stellar overhead kick from Alireza Jahanbakhsh. The Seagulls even had the opportunity to grab the three points on the day but Blues goalkeeper KepaArrizabalaga was on guard to deny the south Coast outfit with two sublime saves.
Speaking after the game, Pulisic was undoubtedly disappointed with the outcome of the game on New Year’s Day and he talked about the need to be more clinical with the passing and shooting in the final third of the field, he told: “We said at half time that we had the chance to kill the game and we just weren’t able to.
“We couldn’t get the goal and in the end they found an unbelievable goal. So now it is about doing a bit more to keep going, attack and create chances and just have that killer instinct. Just a little bit of that, we are missing that. I can do better with that as well. Just being more clinical in the final third, finding the right pass or shot and scoring the goals. That’s both mental and technical.”
Despite the stalemate, the Blues were able to increase their points gap over the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers below them. Each of those clubs suffered defeats on gameweek 21. The Blues now hold a five-point advantage over the Red Devils in the race for the final Champions League spot.