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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has apologised after the Blues were hammered 6-0 by Manchester City.
The visitors found themselves 4-0 behind after just 25 minutes at the Etihad Stadium and their afternoon got worse as they slumped to a third straight defeat on the road to leave them sixth in the Premier League table.
Worryingly they have now conceded 12 goals without reply away from home and Sarri offered his apologies after another disappointing day for his side.
"In the last three matches away we've played very badly so we need to say sorry," Sarri said.
"I'm surprised because at the beginning of the season we played better away than at home so I don't know what has happened but at the moment we are in trouble.
"In the last three or four matches we were without a reaction from the first difficulty so we need to understand.
"It is difficult to describe our performance, it's difficult also to understand. We started well but after four minutes we conceded a goal in a stupid way.
"We had only to stay in the match but the reaction was not good. In the 20 minutes after the first goal we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents because they played some fantastic football."
Sarri has previously said that he finds it difficult to motivate his players and he does not know what the future holds for him.
"I don't know. You are asking me [about] something which is not my job. I am worried about our performances, not about the club. You'd have to ask the club," Sarri said.
"I want to study, I want to understand. I do my best and the players do their best. For the moment I have to say only sorry."
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