Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has defended Chelzea in the wake of criticism from Arsene Wenger, and labelled his Arsenal side as one-dimensional.
Ballack was unhappy that the Arsenal manager claimed “we didn’t get a demonstration of football” from Chelsea in Sunday’s 2-0 win over the Gunners.
“Wenger always says things like this when he loses to find an excuse,” said the Germany captain.
“We knew the way Arsenal play. It is always the same style.
“Football is not possession of the ball and playing a nice pass – football is about winning games.
“That is what Manchester United showed when they played them and what we did.
“We derived the win because we were very effective, and that was our strategy.”
Ballack also said the title race was now between the Stamford Bridge outfit and Manchester United – with Arsenal no longer contenders.
Chelsea’s victory on Sunday put them two points clear of Manchester United in the Premier League table, and nine in front of the Gunners.
“If you look now, it seems like a race between Manchester United and us. But four weeks ago, you could see how it was [different] and it can go quick when teams lose points,” said Ballack.