Oct 26 2012 By Yann Tear
CHELSEA are not lapsing into defensive indiscipline because of over-confidence about their goal scoring prowess, according to the boss.
The Blues have been thrillingly prolific at times this season – especially at Tottenham last weekend. But Roberto Di Matteo insists his team are not taking the goals for granted to the detriment of their defensive duties.
“We base our game on being solid, first of all, and then try to attack, create chances and score goals,” said the Italian.
“I don't think it's been a case of OK, you score one and we'll score two. We've been a little bit more disciplined and solid than that.
“But if you concede an early goal, you start chasing and you need to pay attention to that.
“I think in general, we've been organised and the balance is very good as well. Maybe not consistently enough, but I think that's something we are working on all the time.”
Di Matteo did admit his players did lose some of their focus in midweek, however, when they struggled to deal with an early setback.
“We conceded an early goal and lost our composure a little bit and we certainly have to learn from that,” he said. “We have to stick to our organisation and game plan.”