Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri questioned the creative onus of his side despite possessing the ball for huge spells of their game against Everton.
Manchester City and Liverpool recorded wins to establish distance between them and Chelsea, with Manchester City now four points ahead of the Blues. This occurred due to their inability to defeat the Toffees at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, despite dominating the encounter.
Chelsea had 69 percent possession of the ball, but could only record four shots on target.
Sarri observing the current trend has demanded that the Blues convert their possession to goals as the London club also struggled during the week against Bate Borisov in Europa League.
“In the last three matches we created few goal opportunities in relation to how much we played. So, in this moment, it’s maybe a little problem,” he said, as quoted by ESPN. “But three matches is a very short time, so I don’t know. Maybe it’s chance. But we have to be careful, I think.
“For example, in the last match in the Europa League [against BATE], we played 81 balls in the opponents’ box, but we created only four goal opportunities. We can do better. But I think we are playing very well.”
The Blues prior to the visit to Belarus has recorded 18 goals as a sign of their superior creative ability, which have aided them to score more goals than Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.