Steven Davis says Chelsea’s finishing was the difference on the day as the Blues ran out 2-0 winners over Southampton on Sunday.
Saints’ unbeaten run at home came to an end with defeat to the same opponents who inflicted their previous loss at St Mary’s, but Davis didn’t think there was much between the two teams.
The midfielder accepted, however that the Londoners’ cutting edge was pivotal in the end.
He said: “I think we’re disappointed in the manner that we conceded the goals but at the same time we felt comfortable other than the two times that they scored in the game. They were clinical on the day and took their chances.
“They’ve got a system that they’ve been working on and we tried to find the gaps to play through,” he continued.
“We’re obviously disappointed and a little frustrated in the dressing room after the game which is natural because we hadn’t lost at home this season, but it’s important that we bounce back and we have an opportunity to do that here on Thursday.”
Saints resume their UEFA Europa League campaign later on in the week when FC Internazionale visit, and Davis says the team will refocus quickly.
“It’s a great game for us to look forward to,” he said. “We’re a little bit frustrated with the result out there having played so well, to get beat was disappointing, but we’ve got an opportunity now to bounce back and it’s a great one to have in front of our home fans.
“We’re disappointed today, but we have a chance to bounce back again.”