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Chelsea’s last Champions League game ended in disaster as the Blues lost woefully to Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

Chelsea lost the game 3-0, and Thibaut Courtois believes the loss can kick-start Chelsea’s season just like the 3-0 loss to Arsenal last season, and since the defeat at Rome, Chelsea have won Manchester United and West Brom, with some impressive displays to match the scoreline.

“I think the biggest change was maybe like last season against Arsenal when we lost 3-0 as well,” Courtois said ahead of the Qarabag clash.

“Maybe we were never fighting inside the game, or our mentality was not on point. We learned again in Rome we have to do it every game and maybe this year not 100 per cent, but 110 or 120 per cent to win those games.

“Against Manchester United we showed if we have the mentality on point, and we play well, we win, and we win with good football. Against West Brom we had the same focus and will to do those extra metres. We have to continue doing that. I hope Rome was a learning point for everyone, and we continue having this focus throughout the season.”

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