Mauricio Pochettino was left frustrated as we again couldn't make our chances and possession count in a 0-0 draw at Bournemouth, but feels it is important to remember the difficult circumstances around the game as well as Chelsea's high expectations.
Chelsea were the better team for the vast majority of the match in Bournemouth, but couldn't find the breakthrough we needed, as Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson were both denied by the woodwork and the linesman's flag ruled out a Levi Colwill goal.
However, we didn't have things all our own way, with Robert Sanchez called upon to prevent Bournemouth snatching a win on the counter, especially in the closing stages as we pushed ever harder for a goal and risked leaving ourselves exposed at the back.
Speaking after the final whistle, it seemed that risk taking in pursuit of all three points may have frustrated Mauricio Pochettino even more than our inability to convert chances into goals at the other end of the pitch and take all three points.
'I think again we need to complete the chances that we create,' he said. 'In the first 20 or 25 minutes we deserved to score but we did not score. At the end the game was open, in the last 15 or 20 minutes I think we wanted to win, sometimes we started to disorganise our line because the full-back was so high, which gave Bournemouth the possibility to make some counter-attacks against us in some transitions.
'We need to be more relaxed. Sometimes the defensive players want to help because the feeling is we are creating chances but do not score. Then we need to be clever but many of the players are still learning about the game. That happens when you are building a new team with many areas we need to improve.
'In these type of games when you are pushing and pushing trying to score and you cannot score, it is normal. But if you cannot win, you cannot lose the game. We are disappointed with the result because we wanted to win but of course we know the circumstances in the game. We deserved more but we didn’t get what we deserved.'
Pochettino also confirmed why three Blues not previously on the injury list weren't involved at the Vitality Stadium...
'Marc Cucurella had a fever yesterday so was at home and not training, and today it continued.
'Noni Madueke came back from his national team with a muscle problem. Moises Caicedo came back with a knock to his knee. We need to assess them tomorrow, but that is why they was not available, along with another 10 or 11 players who were missing.'
He also made it clear he understands any frustration the supporters feel given Chelsea's high ambitions, but believes it is important to keep the circumstances around today's match in mind...
'There are expectations. I think the fans know if you invest the money that people talk about in the media there is expectation. If you do not win it is normal that the fans are not happy. What I can tell the fans are the circumstances, which we cannot change. The reality we cannot change. There are too many players not available.
'We will be strong when we have a full team. Any team in normal circumstances with all the team fit can compete. But what can we do? We have extraordinary belief but bad luck, because we have 12 injured players, plus then Cucurella, Madueke and Caicedo today. So we had young guys and two keepers on the bench.
'Am I going to cry or complain? No. I need to accept this challenge and keep being positive. Every team is going to compete and it’s going to be difficult, but fair or not fair those are the circumstances. We need to accept it and we need to be positive and patient. We are not going to change the way that we are going to do things.
'Then we have our opinion, our reality and how we assess the team. Given all the circumstances I think we are doing very good things, more than people can expect. But Chelsea’s expectation is always to win. We are creating something that we need to believe in. There are young guys who need to feel what it means to be a Chelsea player and what it means to play in the Premier League.'