"In this match you can win in the last 20 minutes". They could also have been behind, had Wilson and Ake been more clinical.
Maurizio Sarri has insisted that Chelsea side can still improve following their 2-0 win over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.
With 85 per cent possession midway through the first half, the only thing missing for the home side was goals, but the visitors nearly scored when Diego Rico broke clear and his delivery for Callum Wilson inside the box was flawless; however the striker's first time effort sailed over the bar at the half hour mark.
"We do a lot of possession and try to press high", the German defender said ahead of Chelsea's game against Bournemouth. Chelsea though, are nearly at full strength. For example, in the first half we needed to move the ball at a faster speed. Bournemouth's deep defence after the opening half-hour granted him few opportunities to find space and he was crowded in the air whenever Chelsea elected to cross. I'm really very happy to have 12 points from four matches, but I always think we can do more.
But the 22-year-old remains on the fringes of first-team action at Chelsea, with new boss Sarri having left him out of the starting line-up for their first three Premier League games. "They improved very well during the week and in matches".
Things didn't go as smoothly in the Italian's second season, and after months of speculation, he was finally relieved of his duties and replaced by his compatriot Maurizio Sarri.
This campaign they should be looking up, not down.
It's hard to believe, and it's sitll early, but this is a top five battle.