Thomas Tuchel admitted Chelsea are easy to beat after the Blues slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Southampton on Tuesday.
Chelsea suffered their second Premier League defeat of the season at the hands of Southampton. Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the Blues but the Saints hit back through Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong to earn all three points.
“I don’t know if concern is the right word. I absolutely dislike to lose, it is the second time this season and I don’t think it takes a lot to beat us and this I don’t like,” Tuchel told BT Sport.
“We try to win matches and the way we do this is something we need to understand as fast as possible. I also don’t understand why we are in this situation with injuries to all midfield.”
Tuchel added to BBC Sport: “It is too easy to put us off balance, to beat us, to confuse us. It is too easy.
“It happened against Leeds. We need to understand why and find solutions.
“We lose concentration, we lose our plan and lose consistency, it is too easy to beat us.
“You can always lose football matches and I am humble enough to admit this but in a match where you are in the lead there is no need to give away half chances. To have no answers in the second half was disappointing.
“We need to have answers, we need to step up and play a level higher if needed. We struggled to do this.”
FULL-TIME Southampton 2-1 Chelsea
The hosts complete a first half comeback with goals from Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong to secure their first home win of the season#SOUCHE pic.twitter.com/jAkj1eJ7BR
The defeat to Southampton was a damaging one for Chelsea and if Arsenal beat Aston Villa on Wednesday, they will go eight points clear of their London rivals.
The Blues are hoping potential deadline day signings can help uplift them, with Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among their big-name targets.
Chelsea will be desperate to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they host West Ham at Stamford Bridge in a London derby.