Chelsea display worries Scolari

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari
Scolari is still confident of his side going through to the knockout stages

Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted he was concerned after seeing his side well beaten away to Roma.

The loss meant Chelsea’s lead at the top of Champions League Group A was cut to just one point with two games left.

“When you give away three goals you do worry,” he said after the 3-1 loss in Rome. “You need to think why was this and what we can do in our next game.

“We gave too many opportunities to Roma. We made too many mistakes, made wrong passes and had bad positions.”


Despite the disappointing display, which was made worse by the late dismissal of midfielder Deco, the coach remained upbeat about their qualification chances.

“It’s true the group is open for all the teams,” added Scolari. “All of the groups are difficult. We lost one game and there are other teams behind us.

“But we have to win one game and we are there while other teams might need to win two games.

“We now have two chances to win against Bordeaux and Cluj.”

Scolari was critical of the decision to show Deco a second yellow card with 10 minutes to go for taking a free-kick too quickly.

“I think if one Roma player had done what Deco did they would not have been sent off,” he said.

“Nevertheless, I have good quality players in midfield to replace him for our next game.”