Petr Cech has confessed Chelsea's defensive display against Arsenal was the worst he has witnessed during his six years at Stamford Bridge.

The champions were ripped open by Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, conceding two goals in as many second-half minutes on their way to a 3-1 defeat. Coupled with Tottenham's 2-0 win over Newcastle, Chelsea now find themselves outside the top four as they prepare to meet Bolton on Wednesday.

Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott capitalised on guilt-edged individual errors to condemn Chelsea to their worst run of results since 1998, and Cech admits the defending was of a shocking standard.

"We are not used to seeing Chelsea play the way we are playing at the moment," said the Czech keeper. "The reality is we aren't doing the right things on the pitch, we are making mistakes and we got punished for the mistakes.

"On the second and third goals, it was really unlike Chelsea. I don't remember since I've been here us conceding two goals in one minute like that.

"We are making the wrong choices all over the pitch, defensive-wise and attacking-wise. We have stopped doing the things we were doing at the start of the season when we didn't concede goals and we were scoring a lot.

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"Nobody's happy with the situation but at the moment we can't find the right chemistry on the pitch. We will try to find a solution and keep working. We aren't throwing the towel in yet because we know everything can change fast."