West Ham coach Slaven Bilic admits it is highly unlikely the Blues will be caught but doesn’t believe they play the most attractive football.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic claims Chelsea focus more on winning than style. Bilic admits it is highly unlikely the Blues will be caught but doesn’t believe they play the most attractive football.
Bilic told Standard Sport: “The one question I have been asked more than any other since our match against Chelsea on Monday night is: have West Ham just played this season’s Premier League champions? Despite the temptation, I would still not say categorically that Chelsea will win the title — even though they are strong favourites.”
“If someone caught Chelsea, yes, it would be a surprise, but we have seen it before. Chelsea, though, look good, they look serious. One difference between Antonio Conte’s side and, let’s say Manchester City and Arsenal, is that the latter two want to play great football, they want to do it in style. Chelsea don’t care. First and foremost, they want to win. They are there to win and they are ready to sacrifice the beauty for the winning cause.
“They don’t care about ball position, they don’t care about outplaying you. They are solid and they counter-attack with pace and skill. They are a team, they want to do it and they are there with the coach. On their day, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are definitely more ‘sexy’ than Chelsea, but only on their day. Chelsea are what I like to call a ‘Punishment Unit’. You make one mistake and it’s over, finished.