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Ancelotti: 'That was the worst performance since I've been here'.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will hold a meeting with his players later this week to review Sunday’s 0-3 defeat to Sunderland, which he called ‘the worst performance since I’ve been here’.

Sunderland became the first team to score at Stamford Bridge this season and inflicted the heaviest home defeat in eight years on the league leaders and reigning Premier League champions.

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Ancelotti acknowledged the quality of Sunderland’s performance, but will have to wait until after the midweek international friendlies to discuss what exactly went wrong with his own side.

"We have to have a meeting about this on Thursday when they come back from the international break to look at what happened," Ancelotti said.

"I think this was the worst performance since I've been here. The performance was poor today, but in football it can happen if you're not at your best and don't play with your best mentality.

"All the things were wrong. We didn't play how we wanted to, Sunderland showed fantastic spirit and played better.

"We were not able to come back into the game. It was a bad day. We were not able to play our football for 90 minutes, just 15 minutes in the first half."