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Former Blue Jason Cundy: ‘It was THIS Chelsea players fault they lost to Palace’


Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has blamed Pedro for the Blues loss claim he was ‘out of position’

The Blues suffered a shock loss which was their first defeat since January as Palace fought back from an early Cesc Fabregas goal to leave with three points.

Pedro was playing at wing-back in Victor Moses’ absence and Cundy has slammed him for slacking his defensive duties.

“Pedro did not play as a wing-back he played as a winger,” Cundy said on Chelsea TV.

“If you look at the second goal we were left two v two at the back – that should never happen.

“I feel the team was unbalanced. We were lopsided.

“Putting Pedro there is one thing, but if you had Willian in front of him it’s balanced. But Fabregas is not going to run in behind.”

During his career, Cundy played for Chelsea (1988–92, 41 league appearances), Tottenham Hotspur (loan in 1992, 1992 – November 96, with 28 games), Crystal Palace (one month-loan, 1995), Bristol City (another 30-day loan, 1996), Ipswich Town (after a loan, November 1996–99) and Portsmouth. He was also capped 3 times by England at Under 21 level.

Cundy is remembered for the “freak” goal that he scored against Ipswich Town in a Premiership match for Tottenham, in 1992–93. In an attempt to kick the ball 40 yards from goal, he slipped and managed a wind-assisted effort that ended up flying over ‘keeper Craig Forrest and into the back of the net. The goal was captured live on Sky Sports and put Spurs 1–0 up, in a match that finished 1–1.

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