Antonio Rudiger believes Chelsea’s attacking players were at fault in their heavy defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday evening.
Chelsea suffered their worst league defeat in 23 years as they were hammered 4-0 by Eddie Howe’s side, while Maurizio Sarri once again held a lengthy post-match inquest with his players in the immediate aftermath of the result.
Chelsea posed little threat to Bournemouth’s defence and have now failed to score in four out of their last eight matches.
But Rudiger believes Chelsea’s wastefulness in possession higher up the pitch allowed Bournemouth to perfectly execute their counter-attacking game plan.
‘Everyone needs to be ashamed of what happened in the last game,’ Rudiger told Sky Sports.
‘Everyone needs to think very deeply about that because you can win, lose or draw, but it’s the manner which is important.
‘In the second half, I can’t really describe it. We went out and they scored after two minutes then things went very badly.
‘Nothing came from us – N’Golo [Kante] had a half chance but that was it.
‘If you look at the view of football, we made it too easy for Bournemouth by losing the ball up front – everyone knows Bournemouth are going on the counter, and they were waiting for this.
‘We have played better this season and that’s what hurts, we didn’t really try to change this result, that is what is bad.’