A nightmarish evening for Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium has resulted in the Blues heaviest defeat this season
Utterly outplayed by the rampant Manchester City on Saturday evening, Maurizio Sarri’s men were swept aside by six goals to nil by the reigning Premier League holders.
Arguably one of the worst Chelsea players on the pitch was Cesar Azpilicueta. The Spaniard made a silly challenge on Raheen Sterling that led to a penalty converted by Sergio Aguero and was the guilty part for Manchester City’s sixth goal.
In the post-match interview, the 29-year-old defender has offered his sincere apology to the fans, admitting he has endured one of the most difficult games in his professional career.
“It’s one of the worst nights in my career,” he stated.
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“It’s difficult to explain what happened. “The first five or six minutes went well but that is not enough. It is very frustrating and disappointing. We’re conceding a lot of goals and we cannot accept that.
“When you lose 6-0 we have to accept we didn’t play well and made errors. We knew it would be tough.
“When we won at Stamford Bridge it was because we played well and were together. Today was not the case.
“All I can do is apologize to the fans because it’s not acceptable.”
A humiliating loss also saw the Italian tactician refusing to shake hands with Pep Guardiola after the final whistle blow.
With their Champions League promotion drastically compromised over the past few weeks, the Pensioners now have to wrap up all three points against Tottenham Hotspur if looking to keep up the pace with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.