‘Chelsea must attack Arsenal in Cup semi’
24 January, 2018, 12:00 am
LONDON – Chelsea will not sit back and defend against Arsenal in their League Cup semi-final second leg tomorrow, forward Eden Hazard said.
The sides are level at 0-0 on aggregate after Chelsea dominated the first leg at Stamford Bridge but failed to find a breakthrough. Arsenal are a far more attacking side at home and have scored nine goals in their last three matches at the Emirates Stadium, one of which was a 2-2 draw against Chelsea in the Premier League on January 3.
Chelsea played offensively in that game and Hazard believes they should adopt the same tactics on Wednesday.
“It’s a semi-final — we will go there to win for sure. If we are thinking about defending against Arsenal, that’s a bad thing because we need to score goals,” the Belgian told the club’s website (www.chelseafc.com) on Monday.
“We need to find solutions and create problems for them. We will go there to create chances because if we don’t create chances, we can’t score. It is that simple.”