Chelsea suffered defeat to Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game. It was Maurizio Sarri’s first defeat at Stamford Bridge.
The defeat to Leicester leaves Chelsea 11 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.
After the match Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger admitted the title race is over for Chelsea and insists the team would now look to secure a top four place.
Rudiger also blasted the mentality of the Chelsea players following the loss to Leicester.
“It is a disaster. We do not talk about the title anymore,” Rudiger said.
“If we cannot win these games, we cannot compete.
“We only talk about the top four now.
“Maybe it is a lack of mentality, stupid.”
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea were unlucky at some moments in the game while also criticising the players’ reaction to Leicester’s goal.
“We played well for 55 minutes,” Sarri said.
“I think that, of course, in some situations we were unlucky but I think that we could have done something better.
“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.”