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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma: We struggle for motivation against...

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma admits they have a mental block when facing smaller clubs.

Over the past month Chelsea have suffered embarrassing home defeats to West Ham, Bournemouth and Southampton - as well as being thrashed at Everton.

Before victory at Arsenal, the 25-year-old told Canal+: "For the big matches, the motivation is already there… for the other matches at home, maybe we are less motivated."

Those four defeats cost them 12 points, which has seen a strong position in the top four suddenly whittle away.

Only a dramatic late win against Arsenal on Sunday was enough for them top open up a four-point advantage over Manchester United, their nearest rivals.

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