Football pundit and former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy analysed the loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday, and he believes the absence of Victor Moses was a deciding factor in the loss.
Cundy believes Pedro’s positioning defensively was suspect especially for the second goal, while also revealing that Cesc Fabregas pairing with Pedro was going to leave defensive lapses because Fabregas wouldn’t run in behind Pedro.
“Pedro did not play as a wing-back he played as a winger,” Cundy said on Chelsea TV.
“If you look at the second goal we were left two v two at the back – that should never happen.
“I feel the team was unbalanced. We were lopsided.
“Putting Pedro there is one thing, but if you had Willian in front of him it’s balanced. But Fabregas is not going to run in behind.”