Chelsea’s weak kind at home ongoing on Wednesday with a ridiculous 4-2 reduction to Arsenal, and not even the 10,000 missing from the stadium due to government sanctions could lessen the blow and the frustrations of a 3rd consecutive surprising defeat (in all competitions) at the Bridge.

The tone last evening was established just twelve minutes in, when Andreas Christensen miscued a regime backpass and gifted a objective to Eddie Nketiah. Tuchel, at his wit’s finish soon after the recreation, even blamed the pitch in an attempt to consider to make feeling of all this ridiculousness, but the reality is likely a lot far more straightforward than that. It was basically nevertheless a further colossal miscalculation, the likes of which have littered several of our current game titles, specially at household.

Christensen, who withdrew himself from competition at fifty percent time thanks to a intended injuries, took blame for the intention — obviously — even though it was just the initial of quite a few regrettable functions that were to observe right before the 90 minutes have been out. (On a facet take note, has there at any time been yet another centre again who looks to get pressured off with mid-sport accidents far more often then Christensen?)

“I consider 100 for every cent duty on my shoulders for the initial goal, it was my mistake, but the good thing is for me we got again into the match rather promptly by means of Timo’s target. We retained producing errors while and it is difficult to continue to keep bouncing again.

“I imagine we have to take a appear at ourselves in the mirror simply because that overall performance was not good more than enough and we know we can enjoy a lot superior than that. We can only blame ourselves for this outcome.

“We know we are improved than this and for me individually, I know I can execute so much improved than I what I showed. We will need to choose our heads up and go all over again now.”

So that is all well and superior but words are just words and we’ve nonetheless to see them flip into action at Stamford Bridge. In truth, our dwelling file has been remarkably poor this year — although our absent form is environment club information with eight consecutive wins, and counting.

The future prospect to do superior — very well, for other people in the crew, in all probability not Andreas himself — will come this weekend with nevertheless a further London rival, West Ham United coming above to examination our mettle. They’ve dropped 5 shocking factors in their previous two league online games, and will be seeking to get again on keep track of in their personal quest to complete in the prime-4 as perfectly.

“I can fully grasp any frustrations due to the fact tonight we weren’t very good sufficient and we know we have to do a great deal greater. We want to do this for the lovers for the reason that we are all proud to perform for this club.

“We have to go once more and I’m absolutely sure the admirers will be there once more at the weekend to support us, which we want.

“We want to look at ourselves after this consequence and then move onto the next game. We want to finish 3rd and acquire a trophy not just for ourselves, but for the fans as nicely simply because they are so passionate for this club.”

-Andreas Christensen supply: Chelsea FC

We all know we can do better, but can we do superior?