Chelsea boss Di Matteo explains benching Lampard for win at Arsenal

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo explained his midfield setup for their win at Arsenal.

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo explained his midfield setup for their win at Arsenal.

Frank Lampard sat on the bench at the Emirates because Chelsea wanted the mobility of Ramires in the deep midfield areas where Arsenal inflict most damage.

"First, you have to press Arsenal and make sure they don't get the kind of freedom they like to play," said Di Matteo. "Also, you need to keep the ball and create chances for yourself. We did that very, very well."

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