Arsene Wenger claims Chelsea broke ‘rule number one’ in Bayern Munich defeat

Arsene Wenger says Chelsea lost control in their defeat to Bayern Munich
Arsene Wenger says Chelsea lost control in their defeat to Bayern Munich (beIN Sports)

Arsene Wenger believes Chelsea broke ‘rule number one’ during their Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening.

Frank Lampard’s side had chances to take the lead in the first half but failed to captalise and Bayern’s dominant second-half display saw them run out 3-0 winners at Stamford Bridge.

A quick-fire double from Serge Gnabry gave Bayern a comfortable advantage before Robert Lewandowski sealed the victory.

Chelsea now face a mountain to climb ahead of their second leg in Germany on March 18.

And Wenger admits Frank Lampard’s side were punished as soon as they lost control in midfield.

Arsene Wenger says Chelsea's midfield were 'punished' by Bayern Munich
Arsene Wenger says Chelsea’s midfield were ‘punished’ by Bayern Munich (AFP via Getty Images)

‘What has he [Lampard] learned… but he knew already, because you don’t lose five home games if your team is superior to every other team,’ Wenger told beIN Sports.

‘But at that level, to give possession away you’re punished at some stage because they make you run too much, and you cannot survive for 90 minutes.

‘In the Champions League, if you lost the midfield you’re in trouble, it’s rule number one.

‘Because you play against good teams, if they can feed the strikers you, at some stage, will pay for it.

‘And we’ve all gone through that but when the team is really superior that’s what happens.’

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