'The brutal reality of football' - said Bruce.
Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "I can't fault my players for the way we defended.
"The big thing we need to do better is look after the ball and cause more of a threat. Today we didn't seem to carry a threat.
"But one great ball or delivery - you may call it smash and grab, but it is good to see.
"We can't press from the front like Chelsea do. If we did that we would come a cropper. We have to do it our way, a way that suits the squad we have got.
"We can get better but we have had results against the top teams. They find it difficult to play against us and that's what we try to do."