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Cole blasts Chelsea players after Southampton defeat: No answers; no cohesion

Chelsea hero Joe Cole slammed the players after last night's poor 2-1 defeat at Southampton.

Cole ripped into his old team, claiming they had 'no answers' for the superior energy and enthusiasm of the Saints.

A Raheem Sterling goal was cancelled out first by Romeo Lavia's opening goal for his new club, before Adam Armstrong's eventual winner on the stroke of half-time.

As part of BT Sport's coverage, Cole said: "They had no answers. Southampton's energy was outstanding, so many players outstanding.

"Chelsea started with a back four which was different and they looked off it with unforced errors and no cohesion. Kai Havertz didn't look comfortable.

"Thomas Tuchel has a lot of questions to answer, there will be a lot of comings and goings before Thursday but it was as poor a performance as I've seen under Tuchel.

"I can't remember a chance in the second half. A very disappointing night."

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