Southampton manager Ronald Koeman managed to win 3-1 at Stamford Bridge ten days ago after his team went down 1-0 with Willian goal after ten minutes.
The Saints boss explained that this was possible thanks to the Blues style of playing, for him too defensive:
“Chelsea prefer to defend when attacking is also an option,” he told the Mirror.
“Mourinho always chooses to defend, even if his team goes 1-0 up, they would rather defend their lead than try to score more goals.
Koeman stated that, instead, teams like Arsenal can kill the opponent since they got an attacking mentality:
“Yet Arsenal can kill an opponent. That is why their victory against Manchester United was so impressive. Attacking-wise, they completely destroyed United.
“For 20 minutes, they played the most fantastic football, while Chelsea do the opposite thing. By defending, Chelsea give their opponent a chance to come back in the game.”