Focus and performance level at the start of each half of a game – that is an area Andreas Christensen has highlighted the team will be working on in the quest to stop dropping points in games.

The draw at Bournemouth yesterday had echoes of the second half midweek against Bayern Munich with the Blues conceding two goals in quick succession not that long after half-time, but our Danish defender saw the pattern extend even further in our latest Premier League outing.‘Our story of the game against Bournemouth is that in the beginning of the first half we started off slowly and exactly the same happened in the second half. In the first half Bournemouth didn’t punish us but in the second half they did.‘As a defender, every time you concede is frustrating but the way we started both halves is what we have to look at and change it.’

Two Marcos Alonso goals balanced out the Bournemouth strikes but as Pedro said yesterday, the feeling in the camp was that an opportunity had been missed with Leicester having lost the night before. They are now five points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea with Manchester United in fifth four points behind us ahead of their Sunday afternoon game at Everton.‘We have had this opportunity for a long time to make this gap [between fourth and fifth] and somehow we haven’t managed to actually do it so in that sense, it is good they [Man United] can’t catch us now but for sure we would like to win and have a gap again.‘March is going to be very important. It is a big month for us and we know it and we have to go back again and perform well.’