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Chelsea produced the worst ten seconds of defending you’ll see all season last night

David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger combined to give Antonio Conte a scare

A few weeks ago we were guilty of heaping praise on Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Some pundits said it was perhaps the best away performance by an English side in Europe ever.

Now that Diego Simeone’s troops have been exposed as a side who can’t beat Qarabag at home (or away for that matter), and Chelsea have conceded six goals in two games to Roma, you have to say that we all may have got a tad carried away with the Blues’ display in Madrid.

Atletico’s new home has not treated them well so far

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Atletico’s new home has not treated them well so far

Chelsea’s troubles are difficult to ignore in the wake of their 3-0 defeat in Rome.

Antonio Rudiger’s return to his former home went spectacularly badly with the German defender exhibiting some baffling decision-making throughout the game.

Rudiger was joined by fellow defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz in what will likely go down as the worst ten seconds of defending of the season…

It all started with a simple long ball…

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It all started with a simple long ball…

Edin Dzeko controlled it and was left with three Chelsea defenders for company

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Edin Dzeko controlled it and was left with three Chelsea defenders for company

Rudiger, Luiz and Azpilicueta all closed down the Bosnian forward

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Rudiger, Luiz and Azpilicueta all closed down the Bosnian forward

Somehow all three managed to be fooled by a simple turn…

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Somehow all three managed to be fooled by a simple turn…

Chelsea’s Playstation-esque defending left Dzeko with a simple pass to Diego Perotti

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Chelsea’s Playstation-esque defending left Dzeko with a simple pass to Diego Perotti

The Argentine wasted the glorious chance by smashing his effort over the bar

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The Argentine wasted the glorious chance by smashing his effort over the bar

It may not have led to a goal but it was the sort calamitous defending you’d expect to see on a Sunday morning at your local park.

Defending-enthusiast Antonio Conte is probably still twitching at the mere memory of it.

Atletico Madrid’s underwhelming draw at home to Qarabag means Chelsea still have a four-point lead over the La Liga club in second place and are likely to qualify for the round of 16.

However, given that Man United are the guests of honour at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Chelsea players can expect a few hours of defensive drills this week.

Inevitably, one Twitter user has added Benny Hill music to the passage of play for your enjoyment…