Didier Drogba devastated by the way Chelsea crumbled against Wigan warriors

By Sportsmail Reporter

Didier Drogba is haunted by Chelsea's display at Wigan and described the 3-1 defeat as the worst in his five years at the club.

Chelsea's 23-game unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt at the DW Stadium as they surrendered top spot in the Premier League to Manchester United.

Drogba scored his 100th goal for the Blues after Titus Bramble's opener but they fell apart when goalkeeper Petr Cech was sent off and Hugo Rodallega scored from the penalty spot.

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Suffering: Drogba was gutted after losing to the Latics on Saturday

But Ivory Coast international Drogba is refusing to pinpoint that one incident.

He told the Evening Standard: 'We didn't play very well. We lost all the battles, all the duels. We didn't win anything. We were poor.

'This is the worst game I have played in since I have been at Chelsea. We need to think about it, correct what was wrong and try to go again.

'We equalised just after half-time and we were trying to improve our game, but then there was the penalty and a red card, which I think was a bit harsh.

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Calm down: Blues manager Ancelotti

'Still with 10 players we had the chance to make it 2-2, but we didn't do it. There was a lot of space and they used the pitch very well, they deserved to win.'

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti played it cool compared to Drogba and refused to press the panic button after his first defeat.

Apoel Nicosia are up next in the Champions League before a crunch meeting with Liverpool on Sunday.

Italian Ancelotti said: 'Now it is important we don't do drama. We lost one game, but we did very well until now.

'We have to continue. It's important we have a good reaction against Apoel and also Liverpool.'

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