Christian Pulisic believes the loss Chelsea suffered at the hands of West Ham United during the weekend was not outrightly down to their poor performance.
The American feels that they are currently going through a rough patch which eventually was bound to happen but they will aim to turn it around when Aston Villa come to Stamford Bridge.
While talking about the rollercoaster season, Pulisic claimed that getting positive results at home is one of the things Chelsea want to achieve more often, thereby indicating they will put the foot on the peddle from the very first minute on Wednesday.
‘Yeah it was a pretty crazy game midweek, but then coming here we really wanted a good result,’ he said.
‘I felt like we came out with a lot of energy, we did some things well, but we just didn’t have that finishing touch. A little something was missing.
‘There are ups and downs, obviously, we have had a few months now where people have said how well we’ve done and everything’s been going great.
‘I wish it would stay like that the whole year but that’s not the case.
‘Now we’ve had a couple of tougher results and we just have to try to turn it around. Tough times are a test of character. Luckily we have another game midweek and we have a chance to redeem ourselves.
‘We want to do much better at home. We come out with the same energy wherever we play.
‘Our away form has been great this season but at times it’s been tougher at home. It’s hard to explain, it’s a bit strange, but we want to turn it around in front of our fans on Wednesday.’
Chelsea are winless in their last three matches across all competitions and two of these have ended in defeats. The match against Aston Villa is a golden chance for Lampard to pull up the graph but given the way Dean Smith’s side played vs Man United during the weekend, we certainly won’t be ruling away an upset.