Chelsea FC: 5 Takeaways from Friday's Loss to Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup

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Chelsea FC: 5 Takeaways from Friday's Loss to Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup
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Stink, stank, stunk.

I think we can all agree that’s a pretty good way to describe Chelsea’s performance against Atlético Madrid in the Super Cup on Friday night in Monaco.

And although it wasn’t exactly like Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas—after all, the residents of Whoville eventually got their presents back in the end—the Blues did reveal they are far from the perfect club many myopic Chelsea fans thought they were after a wonderful summer transfer window period and a 3-0-0 start in the English Premier League.

Now, I’m not going to over-analyze the match to death here. We all saw what we saw and I know all you religious Chelsea backers were all watching and were as humbled as myself by the dismantling in Stade Louis II.

But what what did we learn from the 90-plus minutes of hell on the Mediterranean Sea?

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