Asmir Begovic claims Chelsea’s performances are improving, despite the club’s worst ever start to the Premier League continuing at West Ham.
The Blues suffered their fifth defeat in 10 games this season to leave them languishing in 15th place, with serious doubts being raised over Jose Mourinho’s future at Stamford Bridge.
But Begovic believes the Blues are on the right track and says “the tiny little differences didn’t go our way” during the 2-1 defeat at Upton Park.
“We’re going to take it a game at a time – there is still a long way to go,’ he told the club’s official website: “This league is very unpredictable so we need to take care of our performances first. I think our performances are getting better so we just need to keep that going.”
Mourinho watched the second half from the directors box after being banned from the bench for protesting Nemanja Matic’s red card, which Begovic felt was harsh. The keeper also felt Cesc Fabregas’s goal should have stood, with the midfielder’s first-half strike being ruled out by an offside flag.
“We performed pretty well over the 90 minutes,” the Bosnian said.
“We got unlucky with the sending-off. I think we had a good goal disallowed as well, so things are just not going for us at the moment.
“I thought we were well in the game, no matter what the situation was, and the tiny little differences didn’t go our way.
“It’s coming from all corners at the moment so we have to cope with that. We came back, we showed good character and I think our performance showed we are still positive and trying hard, it’s just that little moments are not going our way.”