Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says the Blues players “fail” in a disappointing 3-1 loss to Arsenal … and insists the team “will keep pushing until we do reach number one “.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi has admitted the players abandoned each other during their disappointing 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday.
Before the game, Mikel Arteta’s side had played seven Premier League games without a win but Chelsea fell 3-0 on late consolation from Tammy Abraham.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has classified his team as “lazy” after their poor performance. He was furious with the way his team approached the game in the Emirates.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi said his side failed against Arsenal on Saturday
And winger Hudson-Odoi, who scored Abraham’s goal, agreed with Lampard his side was starting off on the wrong foot.
After the game he said: “It feels like we’re going to let us down. We know we can do a lot better. We should have put the same energy that we had in the second half into the first half – we should have had the same attitude from the start.
“We started too slowly, we all know that. We knew from the start that it would be a difficult game no matter what. They are Arsenal, they are a good team.
Blues boss Frank Lampard described his players as “lazy” after the disappointing 3-1 defeat
‘No matter where we are in the league, we will keep pushing until we reach number one and no matter what the game is, we are Chelsea, we want to do our best in every game, no matter what.
“We don’t like to lose. That’s the Chelsea mentality that we always want to win. So if we lose or make a few mistakes, we are all disappointed in ourselves. When we win we are always happy, when we lose we are disappointed, so we want to win again and stay happy. ‘
Goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka ended the game 3-0 after 56 minutes.
Arsenal, who had played seven league games without a win, took a 3-0 lead before the hour
Chelsea are now in seventh place in the Premier League, six points ahead of leaders Liverpool
Chelsea grew into the game but Jorginho had saved a Bernd Leno penalty and Abraham’s goal came too late to worry Arsenal, who won their first home game since November 1.
Lampard’s side are now in seventh place, six points ahead of leaders Liverpool, who have played one game less.
Next, Chelsea will host Aston Villa on Monday 28th while Arsenal travel to Brighton the next day.