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Rio Ferdinand has questioned the attitude of the Chelsea players after the 3-1 loss to Tottenham at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

According to Ferdinand, Tottenham approached the game like it was a derby while Chelsea approached the game like a testimonial.

Ferdinand also accused the players of failing to stick to plan against Tottenham.

“Tottenham approached this game as if it was a derby, Chelsea approached it as if it was a testimonial,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“Tottenham have this in their locker, it’s not a surprise, what was a surprise was how Sarri’s team played.

“I just think when you come away from home you want to make sure you’re compact and they have done everything but that. In the first half they went against everything that would have been said in the team talk.

“That’s a performance as a player and a manager especially, you’re fearful of off the back of an international football: Lackadaisical, jaded, the air miles are playing a part in it, too.

“It feels like they have not focused on what the job in hand was here today and that was to come here and especially in the first 10, 15 minutes away from home in a massive game like this is to quiet the crowd and to get your foot in the game and they did everything but that.”

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