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Chelsea boss Ancelotti turns video nasty

Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti will make his players watch a horror show when they return from international duty — a video of yesterday’s defeat to Sunderland.

Ancelotti labelled the 3-0 loss, Chelsea’s first at home since March, as the worst in his time at the club with goals from Nedum Onuoha, Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck doing the damage at Stamford Bridge.

And now he will make his players go through it all again.

“We have to have a meeting about this on Thursday when they come back from the international break to look at what happened today,” Ancelotti said.

“I think this was the worst performance since I've been here.

“The performance was poor today, but in football it can happen if you're not at your best and don't play with your best mentality.

“All the things were wrong. We didn't play how we wanted to, Sunderland showed fantastic spirit and played better.

“We were not able to come back into the game. It was a bad day. We were not able to play our football for 90 minutes, just 15 minutes in the first half.

“We're not happy today because, above all, at home we have to play with a different mentality. I hope we come back in the right way."

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was full of praise for his players for producing a result which ranks among the best of the season.

"It's not often you beat this lot 3-0 in their backyard," Bruce said.

Elsewhere Arsenal beat Everton 2-1 to go second in the Premier League.

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