Begovic: No Chelsea panic despite poor start

Asmir Begovic: Set to leave Chelsea

Asmir Begovic: Set to leave Chelsea

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic insists there is “no panic” among the Blues squad after their poor start to the season – but admits “a lot of things haven’t gone our way”.

The Blues have only won one of their first four games so far and find themselves 13th in the Premier League table – eight points adrift of top-of-the-table Manchester City who have a 100% record so far.

Chelsea have been uncharacteristically poor in defence and only Sunderland have conceded more goals in the division than the Blues, who have made their worst defensive start to a season since 1971, but Begovic, who deputised for the suspended Courtois in the 3-0 defeat at Manchester City last month, is confident the squad can overcome their current troubles.

He said: “I think it is a combination of things, a little bit of bad luck, a little bit of other teams playing quite well and maybe we are not playing as well as we should have.

“A lot of things haven’t gone our way, we’ve had bad luck with sendings-off, things like that.

“It’s been difficult, I think the second season after being champions is the most difficult and there is a bit of reaction to that.”

Begovic, who signed for the Blues from Stoke over the summer, insists everyone at the club is confident they’ll soon get back on track.

“It is nothing that our dressing room can’t handle, we’ve got a manager to take us forward and we’re not panicking just yet.”