Chelsea lost our unbeaten record after Tottenham beat us 3-1 at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
It was an awful performance from the players today and in truth, it could have been worse against Tottenham.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits Chelsea played badly against Tottenham and struggled to exit our own half in the first 25 minutes.
“It’s clear, I knew we had a lot of problems to solve and I think today was clear for everybody, first of all I hope for the players,” Sarri said.
“I told them before we had a big problem in the approach to the match and today there was a difference in the level of the opponent. We played very badly. We have a lot of problems to solve but I knew that before the match.
“In the first 25 minute we had big problems trying to exit our half. We lost a lot of balls and against Tottenham that is very dangerous. In short counter attacks they are one of the strongest teams in Europe. It was a disaster.”
Early in the second half, Sarri played Eden Hazard as a false nine and he explained why.
“I had to do something different, to try to change the match, but it wasn’t important,” Sarri said.
“Today they were better than us. Only 11 players out of 11 so it was not important. I wanted to change the match with something different but I think I could have changed the 11 players with the same result.”