Conor Gallagher admits Chelsea weren’t good enough for defeat at Newcastle.
Joe Willock’s second-half strike securing the points in a game where Chelsea were mainly at second best to Eddie Howe’s Magpies.
Gallagher, who will now join up with the England squad ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, believes the Blues need to ‘take a look at ourselves’.
“I don’t think we were good enough and I think Newcastle deserved to win,” Gallagher told chelseafc.com.
“We’ve got to be better and we need to take a look at ourselves. Physically, they were stronger than us and a lot more intense and that’s something we need to improve on.
“If we want to be challenging for titles and things like that, then we need to be so much better and Newcastle showed that today. So we need to look at ourselves because we know there’s a lot to improve on.”