Antonio Rudiger slams Chelsea’s “stupid” defeat

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea arrives at the stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Fulham FC at Stamford Bridge on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger felt their 1-0 home defeat to Leicester City on Saturday was a “disaster”

Despite having the upper hand over Leicester at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea weren’t clinical in front of goal and wasted a host of chances.

And the Blues’ inability to convert their opportunities came back to haunt them when Jaime Vardy scored in the 51st-minute.

The former England striker, who’s struggled this season at Leicester, finished off a superb piece of play to give the visitors an unlikely win.

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Speaking afterwards, a clearly frustrated Rudiger slammed Chelsea’s “stupid” performance with their Premier League title hopes now in tatters.

“It’s a disaster. We don’t talk about the title any more,” said Rudiger, according to the Express.

“If we can’t win these games, we can’t compete. We only talk now about top four. Maybe it’s a lack of mentality. Stupid.”

Maurizio Sarri’s side are now 11 points behind league leaders Liverpool and will next travel to Watford on Boxing Day.