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After Chelsea‘s heaviest Premier League defeat, Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante tried to find the reasons of Sunday’s tremendous loss with Manchester City.

It’s difficult to explain,’” Kante told Chelsea official website. “They outclassed us. It was a collective failing. They outclassed us from the first minute to the last minute, and they made the difference in the first minutes of the first half. It was very difficult to come back from that”.

All the Blues players, however have to react and the busy schedule of the next few weeks can help them to do so: “It’s a great disappointment and we have to react. It’s difficult to accept such a heavy defeat, but we have a lot of matches coming up to lift our heads and give us hope for good results at the end of this season”. the French midfielder went on. “We all have disappointment etched across our faces, but we`ve got a lot to learn from this, and hopefully we will not repeat the same mistakes in the future.”

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Chelsea faced an humiliating defeat in their last Premier League clash against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium, when Pep Guardiola‘s men were 4 goals ahead within just 25 minutes on.

Maurizio Sarri, whose position is under speculation following the 6-0 defeat, revealed to Sky in Italy he has not been in touch with club’s president Roman Abramovich in the recent weeks.

He said: “If Abramovich calls me, I will be happy. I never really speak to him, so I’d be happy to speak to him. That’s not a problem at all.

But I don’t know what to expect, to be honest with you. You always ask me questions about what the club will do. I don’t know. It will be your job to talk to the club.”

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Chelsea suffered a disappointing defeat against Arsenal last time out as goals from Lacazette and Koscielny sealed a 2-0 win at Emirates Stadium. Spurs moved 4 points clear Blues, who are currently sitting 4th on the Premier League table.

Manager Maurizio Sarri opted to speak in Italian his press conference to properly send a message to the Chelsea squad.

Speaking after the game, defender Marcos Alonso told the club’s official website: “We made silly mistakes,

We provoked them to gain confidence and come to press us because we were making mistakes. In the second half we tried but it was too late and we couldn’t score”.

He added: “When you lose, you learn. We have to analyse the game and improve quickly because there is no time to think. We have to perform again in four days”.

 

“It was a good opportunity,’ acknowledged Alonso. ‘We wasted it and now we have to work even harder to stay in a Champions League position and win games. It has to motivate us”.

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri usullay gives interviews in English but in his post-match interview on BT Sport, he was so furious that had his interpreter standing next to him.

And the Italian made clear how he felt about his team:

“I’m really angry about the approach that we adopted today,” the Blues manager said.

“You can find yourself in difficulties from time to time, but we need to react to those difficulties a lot better than we did today.

“It’s an approach we can’t really accept. It was the same in our game against Tottenham.

“We thought we’d overcome that problem, but it seems we really struggle to get ourselves up for these games at times.

“I don’t mind losing but I don’t like losing in this manner.”

Chelsea now sit 4th in the table and lead Arsenal and Manchester United by just three points with 15 games to go.

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After losing 1-0 to Leicester City today – the third defeat in the past month- Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri claimed to be concerned:

“The match changed after the goal. We played well for 55 minutes,” the Italian manager told BBC Sport after the game.

“After the goal the reaction was not the right reaction.

“We reacted a little shocked and with mental confusion.

“We had to only keep playing like we did before the goal, there was time to recover.

“I think that of course in some situations we were unlucky but I think that we could have done something better.”

Asked whether losing to ‘smaller’ teams was a source of concern, Sarri added:

“Yes it concerns me, we have to understand the reason for it.”

 

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Chelsea lose 1-0 against Leicester City at home and ruin his fans Christmas.

The Blues didn’t impress but seemed in control in the first part of the match but Jamie Vardy’s goal at 55′ changed everything and, once again, Maurizio Sarri’s lads weren’t able to react.

The Blues are still fourth in table with 37 points levelled with Arsenal that won 3-1 against Burnley today thanks to a better goal difference ( 20-16).

Next game is on Boxing day at Watford.

 

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TalkSport pundit Adrian Durham criticised Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri after the Blues suffered a 3-1 defeat at Wolves.

The popular journalist claimed the West London side will struggle to reach the top 4 this year:

“I would love to hear from Chelsea fans because I’m pretty certain that they would agree with most of the points I’m about to make,” Durham started.

“There’s no pace up front for Chelsea: Callum Hudson-Odoi has to be given a chance in the first team at some point. How he hasn’t had one I do not know.

“I’ve heard stories about a loan spell, just get him in the team! There’s no pace, no zip, it’s not full of energy, it’s not bright. Get him in there and see what he can do.

Durham suggested even more changes:

Ethan Ampadu in for David Luiz, it’s a no brainer. Luiz cannot defend, Ampadu can and Ampadu can do all the things Luiz can. If they want him to balloon a 30-yard free-kick into orbit like Luiz does then he can do that too!

Olivier Giroud over Alvaro Morata… always, always, always has to happen! How Morata started last night I do not know.

“Put Kante where he belongs. Even with Jorginho out of the team against Wolves Kante wasn’t where he belongs because Fabregas was there. Ridiculous!

Ruben Loftus-Cheek always has to start.

“Full-backs need a kick up the backside, Sarri needs to stop smoking because that’s a level of unprofessionalism that he’s bringing into Chelsea Football Club.

“Right now, what Chelsea are on course for is a place out of the top four and Eden Hazard wanting to leave.

“He [Sarri] is steering them, he’s hurtling them towards a place where Chelsea do not want to be and it’s not good management.”

 

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Maurizio Sarri was clearly disappointed after Chelsea defeat at Wolves but the Blues boss didn’t see such a bad performance from his lads:

“I think that we played very well for 55 minutes. After the goal, it was an accident because we were in full control of the match. We were suddenly a different team, I don’t know why. I am really very worried, not for the result but for the fact we didn’t respond to the first goal.

Chelsea complained for a possible not awarded penalty for a foul on Alvaro Morata:

“I don’t know about that. We could have scored four or five goals. We missed them.

Asked if he regrets something in his selection choices, Sarri said:

“If you had asked me the same question after 55 minutes I would say I was happy. We lost everything. It can happen, but I don’t think it. It was without reaction.

Sarri was asked if he is worried for next Saturday’s game against Manchester City after this second defeat in only three games:

“As I said before, City are in another category. They are not in our category. We have to play and to fight to be in the top four I think. The result is very difficult for this. In every match you have to gain points. I lost Serie A with 91 points, so I know every match you have to gain points.

Probably there was a foul in Wolves’ second goal build-up:

“I don’t know, but I think it is more important to talk about our attitude, the first goal. We were not the same team. It was not for me. I have to understand why. Only for a goal. We had to play 35 minutes after that.

Asked if this defeat makes Man City’s clash harder, Sarri replied:

“No. As I said before City are the best in Europe, maybe in the world, they can win the Champions League, but it depends on moments. If you have to play against them for ten months they are the best in the world at the moment. After this match we lost confidence, but maybe it is better. Sometimes my players show me they have too much confidence.”

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has tried to explain the reasons which led to the Blues’ defeat in the Premier League game vs Tottenham on Saturday.

Our team was not as compact as it always is. The first pressure wasn’t being made, I believe it wasn’t being made”. Jorginho told ESPN Brazil. “So the defensive line ended up going down a lot and our team got very stretched.”

Also the Italian midfielder claimed the team have a lot to do if they want to have a real chance in the title race: “From the beginning, when you have City in the competition, it’s already difficult”. Jorginho explained. “But I don’t think we have to look ahead. We have to look at today, now, because there is much to improve, a lot to change.”

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Despite Tottenham’s domination in yesterday’s derby at Wembley, Chelsea felt they could have had two penalties in the first half, with Hazard on the end of some risky challenges.

Blues star Eden Hazard believes the first incident, where he went to ground after a challenge from Juan Foyth, was a definitely penalty, but says his side can have no excuses after “a bad game”.

“I think the first one is a penalty,” Hazard told Chelsea‘s official website.

“It is the decision of the referee – sometimes right, sometimes not – but I can’t blame him, it is part of the game and I don’t want to find an excuse, I think we played a bad game.

“It was not just about the penalty, I think the whole team did badly. They have top players and are a good team, which we saw last year at Stamford Bridge. We were a bit down, but we need to get back on the pitch, train hard and win games again.”

The Belgian believes the Blues paid the price for a slow start against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

It’s a result that has seen Spurs leapfrog Chelsea into third place in the Premier League table, making this their best start to a Premier League season since 2011-12.

“We didn’t play a good game and everybody could see that,” Hazard added.

“We started the game very badly and conceded two goals early.

“Against this kind of team, when you are 2-0 down, it is hard to come back. We tried but it was not enough.

“It is hard to start a game after 15 minutes when we have conceded two goals.

“We tried, but then we pushed and conceded another one at the start of the second half.

“We had a bad game and we just need to forget about this and move forward.

“We need to analyse everything and then maybe talk together, and try to win again.”

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