Chelsea are unique, we have never played a team like them before – Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone: Chelsea are unique, we have never played a team like them

Chelsea nicked a late, late victory against Atletico in their Champions League group, becoming the first side to win at the Spanish side’s new stadium, Wanda Metropolitano.

Antoine Griezmann put Atletico in front before goals from Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi turned the game on it’s head.

It was a pulsating game that needed a 94th minute winner to separate the sides and Simeone says Chelsea were a unique challenge.

‘The English teams have improved so it’s much more open. There is less margin for error now,’ he told Spanish radio Cadena Ser.

‘We had never faced a team with the intensity of Chelsea.

‘We struggled to press them effectively.

‘We improved when Griezmann went on (Tiemoue) Bakayoko and left David Luiz free. But we were imprecise.’

Chelsea and Atletico will meet again at Stamford Bridge on December 5.

The two will presumably battle it out for top spot in Group C with Roma and FK Qarabag not expected to be able to finish above the pair.

Chelsea may have got their Champions League campaign off to a superb start, but their Premier League form has been far from perfect.

The defending champions are six points off the pace at the top of the table and were beaten by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.


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