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Graham Potter was left frustrated as Chelsea fell to a home defeat against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Ollie Watkins gave Villa the lead after just 18 minutes, before John McGinn’s first goal in 16 months put the game beyond Chelsea’s reach in the second half.

Speaking after the match, Chelsea Boss Graham Potter told skysports that his team was ‘second best’ in the match.

“I think in both boxes we were second best.  “The first goal for them is disappointing, we need to do a little bit better there.

“There are a lot of good things in the game. You look at the stats of the game and it’s a positive performance, but in terms of the scoreline it’s not because we’re down in the game and we’re all really disappointed.

“Ultimately you need to defend better than we did, and of course I’m responsible for that. We need to look at that and do better.”

Potter also thinks his players were not the problem even as Chelsea have now lost and failed to score in four home games this season.

“The boys gave everything in the game,” Potter insisted. “Their intention was there, the personality on the pitch was there.

“They tried. They had shots, they had attacks, they had entries into the box.

“If you look at the stats of the game there’s a lot there for us, but ultimately the most important stat is the 2-0 defeat and we have to accept it and get better.”

Chelsea will look to bounce back from another disappointing result when they host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We have to respond.We’re disappointed, everybody is. We have a fantastic game on Tuesday night to put it right” he said

The defeat saw Chelsea dropping from the mid table to 11th position on the log with 38 points from 28 games.





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