Manchester City made Chelsea look like a bunch of school kids on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s side condemned the Blues to a third defeat in four league matches, and this was the most embarrassing.
The 6-0 thrashing that City carried out leaves Chelsea in sixth place and with serious questions to answer as we enter crunch time in the season.
“It is difficult to describe our performance, it’s difficult also to understand,” Maurizio Sarri reflected, per BBC Sport.
“We started well but after four minutes we conceded a goal in a stupid way.
“We had only to stay in the match but the reaction was not good.
“In the 20 minutes after the first goal we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents because they played some fantastic football.”
Analysis of Jorginho on MOTD
Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas analysed the match on Match of the Day 2 and part of their breakdown focused on Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, and just how tough City made life for him.
City made sure that Jorginho couldn’t get on the ball as much as he usually does.
And when he was in possession, the former Napoli player was very often wasteful.
His defensive capabilities were called into question on numerous occasions and it has to go down as one of his worst performances for Chelsea.
One clip of Jorginho’s defending when City attacked while up 5-0 really doesn’t reflect well on the 27-year-old.
There remains much debate about Jorginho’s arrival and what it’s meant for N’Golo Kante.
Jorginho has taken Kante’s place in defensive midfield and it’s meant Chelsea are now playing the Frenchman out of position.
“There still seems no logical reason why Jorginho is favoured as Chelsea’s midfield anchor ahead of N’Golo Kante, arguably the best in the world in his position,” wrote Phil McNulty of BBC Sports.
“On the rocks of such stubbornness jobs can be lost.”