Helsea defender Axel Disasi called on his teammates to be “killers” in front of goal after the struggling Blues missed again against Bournemouth.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side were booed away after a disappointing 0-0 draw at the Vitality Stadium yesterday.
Nicolas Jackson, Conor Gallagher and Levi Colwill all missed big chances and the result leaves Chelsea languishing in 14th place, already eight points outside the top four.
Disasi admits Chelsea, who also failed to score in their 1-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest before the international break, lack a killer instinct, but he believes they haven’t had lucky not to record more points so far.
“We have to continue like this but be more killer in the opponent’s box,” Disasi said. “We created a lot of chances so we have to continue like that but we have to kill the opponent.
“When we watch the game again, I think we (will realize we) deserved to win. We didn’t score so it’s a bit sad. That’s football. We have to keep going because I think we are performing well on the pitch, but we just have to kill the opportunities when we have them.
Disasi joined Chelsea from Monaco for £38.5million in the summer and was one of their most experienced signings.
The France international, an ever-present in central defense alongside Thiago Silva, is confident Chelsea will succeed as his young side gain more experience and play more together.
“It’s my first year here and I feel better and know my teammates better game by game,” he said.
“The team is very young but we have a lot of quality. In the future, everything will be fine and I will be more comfortable on the pitch with my teammates. I do my best to help the team. I think the future will be good.
Chelsea now face a tough series in which they face 10 teams who finished in the top half last season in their next 11 matches.
Pochettino is also sweating on the fitness of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.
Chelsea’s injury list has grown to 12 players after Caicedo, Noni Madueke and Marc Cucurella were withdrawn from the Bournemouth game, joining Reece James, Christopher Nkunku and Wesley Fofana on the treatment table.