The Canaries' coach has stated his side enjoyed good moments during their 4-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge, but admits being "annoyed and disappointed" at half-time
A Grant Holt strike early on opened the scoring in the visitors' favour, but the Champions League winners struck back in style with goals from Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard.
A Branislav Ivanovic strike sealed Norwich's fate with 14 minutes left of the match, condemning the Canaries to second-bottom of the table with just three points from seven games.
Hughton has revealed that he was more frustrated with his side during the half-time break than at the final whistle.
"I reminded them of where we are at the moment," he told reporters. "I was probably more annoyed and disappointed at half-time than at the end of the game.
"When you come here, you know that with the quality Chelsea have, they are going to have the majority of the possession and threaten you.
"As a team at the moment, we are not defending well enough, and against a top top team you pay for that.
"We managed to get ourselves into some good positions, break at times and be a threat, but we made some mistakes at the back and it cost us."
Norwich have failed to pick up a single Premier League win so far this campaign, losing four of their seven top-flight outings.
"We're on the back of two very poor games for us," Hughton continued. "Before that we were playing well enough to win games but we weren't clinical enough.
"The three goals we conceded in the first half were all disappointing goals, but the first and the third ones were the worst for me. The first goal is a simple cross and we've got to be able to deal with that.
"There were aspects of our play that were quite decent. In the first half, we managed to get Wes [Hoolahan] on the ball and look dangerous, and Alex Tettey was very good for us.
"We haven't started as well as we wanted, but fortunately there are a group of teams in the same position.
"The season is going to test us, but we have to get back to the form we showed before the Liverpool game."