Arsenal defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the FA Community Shield on Sunday. While this is not as meaningful of a game as any Premier League match, Blues manager Jose Mourinho was not happy with losing.
The Chelsea boss went on to claim that his team deserved to win.
“The best team lost. And the most defensive team won,” Mourinho told reporters.
This match marks the first time that Arsene Wenger’s team has beaten Chelsea when they have been led by Mourinho.
Regardless of his feelings about Arsenal’s approach, the Gunners put together a strong defensive effort as they shut out the Blues.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech also gave a fantastic performance against his old team.
He was forced to look alive during the second half as Chelsea maintained the majority of the ball possession.
However, their pre-season troubles continued to surface, as they had also experienced a disappointing loss to the New York Red Bulls.
It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will experience a Premier League title hangover or if they are simply shaking off pre-season rust.
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