Fabregas compares Chelsea to '11 olives with no tactics' in huge blast at flops after crushing defeat to Arsenal | The Sun

CESC FABREGAS compared Chelsea to "11 olives with no tactics" after watching them lose 3-1 to Arsenal last night.

The Gunners blitzed the Blues in the first half, going 3-0 up after just 34 minutes.

Chelsea's 3-1 defeat was their sixth in a row since Frank Lampard took charge, and the 44-year-old's tenth on the bounce when considering his final games in charge of Everton.

Lampard is the first English top-flight manager to lose ten games on the spin in 35 years – since Arthur Cox did so with Derby County in 1988.

Former Blue Fabregas watched on from the stands as he appeared as a pundit on Sky Sports for the game.

After the match, the Spaniard blasted his old side.


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He said: "When I was little, I had a coach with 11 olives and he would throw them on the table with no tactics. This is how I see Chelsea.

"We saw two different sides. One was really well drilled and coached and Chelsea allowed that. Sometimes Chelsea, I couldn’t believe the tactical and technical mistakes.

"We are not used to it. They had World Cup winner, World Cup winner, World Cup finalists, Brazil captain. Sometimes it doesn’t matter.

"It is difficult. I feel for Lampard. I completely understand where he is coming from in a way. It is just sometimes about the players, you need to look in the mirror yourself and ask questions.

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"Nowadays what I see is the excuse to look at the manager. He doesn’t play, it’s the players showing up."

Martin Odegaard bagged a first-half double for Arsenal, with Gabriel Jesus netting the third – while Noni Madueke scored his first Chelsea goal to reduce the deficit in the second period.

Following the defeat, Lampard blasted his side as too "nice".

He said: "Chelsea has been a big success for 20 years but at the moment we aren’t in that position.

"In the time I’ve been here it’s clear to see behind the scenes, on the training ground, the reasons why.

"If you’re going to be a nice team to play against all the time it doesn’t matter where you go. That won’t change overnight but we better get there quickly.

"The passive nature of our game you could attribute to many things. The players certainly care.

"They are low on confidence, but when you play for Chelsea you have to play a certain way even if you are low on confidence.

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"Whatever it is, it maybe doesn’t even matter because the only thing that will get you out of it is understanding and working hard. The gap was the other way around for many years."

Chelsea's poor run has seen them fall to 12th in the table, below Crystal Palace and only above Bournemouth on goal difference.

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