No reason to panic for Chelsea, insists Begovic

Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho secured a comfortable win for Manchester City on Sunday, with the champions five points off the pace after just two games

Asmir Begovic insists there is no panic at Chelsea after Sunday’s convincing loss to Manchester City, with the goalkeeper confident of regaining ground on their title rivals.

Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho wrapped up a comfortable win for the hosts, with last season’s runners-up now five points ahead of the champions after just two games.

However, Begovic, making his first competitive start for Chelsea with Thibaut Courtois suspended, sees no reason to be concerned with the season in its infancy and West Brom up next.

“All we can do is get past this start, improve on the training ground, get our sharpness going and look to West Brom,” he told the club’s official website.

“It’s still early so we have time to pick up the points we have lost but we need to get some results in the next couple of games to get our season going and then hopefully we can push on for the rest of the season.

“Man City had a point to prove and they came on aggressively from the start. We didn’t match that intensity in the first half, but we responded and in the second half had some chances and were more in control.

“If you don’t score it’s difficult though and unfortunately they sucker-punched us with the second goal which killed the game.”

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