Dave admits its hard to swallow Valencia defeat

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has said that the Blues were unlucky in their defeat to Valencia.

Chelsea opened their CL account with a 1-0 loss to the Spanish side thanks to a routine set-piece goal from Rodrigo. Chelsea were poor throughout the match with players like Pedro and Azpilicueta not meriting a start.

Chelsea ended up paying for their lack of conversion or any clear cut edge in the final third but Azpi believes Chelsea deserved more.

“It is hard to take because through the game we had better chances and controlled the game,” Azpilicueta told BT Sport.

”It is the Champions League and it can be decided in small details. They score a goal and we could not convert our chances.

“Ross (Barkley) is one of the best penalty takers in the team and one who takes them. He had the confidence and he was unlucky hitting the bar. They [the other players around him] were encouraging him to have the confidence to score. There was high expectation. They were trying to get him into the best condition. Hopefully next time it goes in.

“We are trying to build something special. We have a young squad. But we need to get results straight away. It is a lesson we have to learn as a team. We still have five games to qualify.”

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