Cundy says Chelsea attacker's mistake was as bad as Jorginho's in Arsenal defeat

Former Blue Jason Cundy insisted that Kai Havertz was as guilty as Jorginho as Chelsea suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday.

Chelsea enjoyed overwhelming possession of the ball throughout the match, but failed to convert it into goals.

Defensively, they were quite solid as well, having conceded just two shots on target in the game.

One of those, unfortunately, was Emile Smith Rowe’s first-half goal which is a by-product of Jorginho’s sloppy back-pass.

However, Cundy believes that Havertz, who missed a big chance just before Arsenal’s opening goal, should also share the blame.

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“The best chance [for Chelsea] fell to Havertz,” the former Chelsea defender told Chelsea’s post-match Matchday Live.

“If he [had] put that ball in the back of the net, my guess is that we would have won the game, probably comfortably.

“Pat [Nevin] said it at half-time and he’s absolutely right. That was as bad a mistake as Jorginho’s.

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“Because not to hit the target, to go in there one v one, and it wasn’t as if he was under pressure to take the shot early.

“He [could have] composed himself, he was on his left foot, got the goalkeeper where he wanted him and slid it past him. It was not a difficult chance.

“And to miss it the way that he did, probably summed up the evening’s work for us.”

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