Maurizio Sarri thinks Chelsea’s feeling of “control” when they were two goals up meant they allowed Brighton back into the match on Sunday.
The Blues eventually ran out 2-1 winners over the Seagulls with goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard putting them in control before Solly March got one back on 66 minutes for the hosts.
“I think that we could have won better,” Sarri said.
“We played very well for 60 minutes. We conceded a goal when we were in full control. In my mind it was clear in that moment that we had to suffer in the box, we are not a physical team. I tried with the substitutions to have more of a physical presence.
“When we have the feeling to be in control of the match it is dangerous for ourselves. The first situation in our box in 30 minutes, I think we were a bit unlucky. When we are sure to be in control of the match.
“Complacency? I don’t know.”