“We’re representing Chelsea” and “need to look at ourselves” – Mount says players at fault for Arsenal loss

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Chelsea lost their third game in four matches last night coming out 3-1 losers to London rivals Arsenal.

The manner of the defeat did not sit well with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, who firmly pointed the finger of blame towards his lacklustre players after the game.

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There was only ever one team in it last night with Arsenal full of energy, intensity, and they were first to every ball. Chelsea were the complete opposite.

They play again tomorrow evening against Aston Villa, and Blues midfielder Mason Mount believes the players will bounce back and the onus is on them to do so.

Mount spoke honestly after the match and accepted the blame on behalf of the players saying they all need to take a look at themselves after the loss.

The England international was looking ahead to the game tomorrow night, and as reported by the Chelsea website, he was thoroughly unimpressed with himself and his team mates.

He said:

“We are big players so we can get together and really bounce back after that performance.

“It is probably better we have that quick turnaround because now we look at another game. The Arsenal one is gone, there are still big things we need to work on but now we have that one day before our next game and we can put it in the back of our heads and really go into Villa with a strong mindset, starting the game very well and hopefully doing well in the game.

“It is something where we need to look at ourselves as players.

“We didn’t start the game anywhere near what we should be. We are representing Chelsea, we’re a big club and we really need to look at ourselves as players and say that was not good enough.

“We know that, it is a big London derby and we need to start the game way better than we did.

“We have to be harsh on ourselves. We can’t start a game like that and expect not to be 2-0 down at half-time. It is a tough lesson and we need to learn that and we need to do better the next time.”

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