Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri declared his side’s performance in their 3-1 humbling at Tottenham as a “disaster”.
The Blues’ unbeaten start to the Premier League was unceremoniously ended at Wembley as goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min gave scintillating Spurs all three points.
Alli and Kane put them two up inside 16 minutes before a brilliant solo goal from Son after the break made it three.
It could have been a rout had Spurs taken all of their chances before Olivier Giroud scored a late consolation for Sarri’s men.
This was a shadow of the Chelsea side that had gone unbeaten in their opening 12 league games and Sarri admits they have a lot of problems to address.
“It’s clear, I knew very well that we had a lot of problems to solve and I think today it was clear for everybody,” he said.
“I hope first of all from the players, because I told them in the last two weeks that we had a big problems with the approach to the match and today was the same.
“This was the first problem, today I saw a lot of problems because we played very badly – physically, mentally, technically and tactically.
“So we have a lot of work, we have a lot of problems to solve.
“We have to try and do something because the defensive phase today was a disaster. The offensive players pressed very badly, the midfielders defended not very well and the defensive line as a consequence was a disaster. The defensive phase as a team was a disaster.”
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