N’Golo Kante insisted that the Chelsea players had ‘disappointment etched’ on their faces after the 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Sergio Aguero bagged a hat-trick, with Raheem Sterling getting a brace and Ilkay Gundogan the other goal at the Etihad Stadium in what was Chelsea’s worst Premier League loss ever.
The Blues were completely overrun throughout the match and especially in the first half where they found themselves 4-0 down inside the first 25 minutes.
But Kante admitted the Chelsea players were left stunned but are going to be fighting hard to bounce back in what is a packed February schedule.
“It’s difficult to explain,” Kante told the club’s website. “They outclassed us. It was a collective failing.
“They outclassed us from the first minute to the last minute, and they made the difference in the first minutes of the first half. It was very difficult to come back from that.
“It’s a great disappointment and we have to react. It’s difficult to accept such a heavy defeat, but we have a lot of matches coming up to lift our heads and give us hope for good results at the end of this season.
“We all have disappointment etched across our faces. But we’ve got a lot to learn from this, and hopefully we will not repeat the same mistakes in the future.”