Mount: We need to step up and react

The general consensus in the game’s aftermath was that Chelsea had played well for large periods but were hampered by costly mistakes, including the concession of a penalty after slow build-up play at the back.

Mount insisted that playing out from defence would remain part of the team’s style but admitted that knowing when and where to play short or long was key.

‘Our philosophy is to play so we always try to do that but sometimes the ball does have to go [be kicked long],’ he explained.

‘Over the past couple of games we’ve started to make mistakes which we haven’t really made in the past. We’re a team that doesn’t give away many chances but here we’ve conceded three and that’s something we need to look at.’