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Chelsea defender Christensen reveals squad crisis talks after Arsenal humbling

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen admits crisis talks were held after defeat at home to Arsenal last night.

Christensen, who saw his under-hit backpass latched onto by Eddie Nketiah for the opening goal, shouldered full responsibility for that incident and felt that the entire team were guilty of uncharacteristic individual mistakes.

"Since Thomas (Tuchel) arrived at the club, we've always been strong defensively," Christensen said to chelseafc.com.

"That's been our base to work from and then knowing that our quality up front guarantees goals. Being solid at the back has always been a priority and recently, it's been kind of the opposite.

"We spoke about it in the dressing room, because we've now conceded 10 goals in our last three home games and that's nowhere near good enough.

"I take 100 per cent responsibility on my shoulders for the first goal, it was my mistake, but luckily for me we got back into the game quite quickly through Timo's goal. We kept making mistakes though and it's hard to keep bouncing back.

"I think we have to take a look at ourselves in the mirror because that performance wasn't good enough and we know we can play a lot better than that. We can only blame ourselves for this result.

"We know we are better than this and for me personally, I know I can perform so much better than I what I showed. We need to pick our heads up and go again now."

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