Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva has admitted he is at a loss to explain the recent poor form by Frank Lampard’s team after stumbling to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea slipped to eighth in the Premier League table after suffering their fifth defeat of the season on Sunday evening.
City ran out 3-1 winner at the London club thanks to first-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, and Kevin de Bruyne, with Callum Hudson-Odoi a consolation for the hosts in the dying minutes of the game.
“Today was painful in the first half in football terms because their level of the play shows where we need to aspire to,” he told BBC Sport. “In the second half I saw a reaction but the work needs to be done”.
Asked to pinpoint what’s gone wrong for Chelsea in recent weeks, the Brazilian told RMC Sport: “No, I don’t understand what’s wrong. If I understand before, I think I could have given some advice, but that’s how it is, it’s football, it’s the Premier League, one of the toughest championships around the world.
“You have to be careful, work harder, be stronger as a team, but I think the team is good, the second half was much better than the first in my opinion.
“We tried to play a little more, we managed to play. I think we were superior in possession of the ball in the second half, sometimes it does not work as we want, as we have prepared, but hey, that’s how it is football. We must prepare for the next match when it arrives”.