The Blues are now fourth, 10 points off leaders Manchester City after losing to Wolves and will fall even further behind if they are beaten by Pep Guardiola’s men
Marcos Alonso has told Chelsea fans to ignore the Premier League table as the gap between them and Manchester City grew further last night.
A shock 2-1 defeat away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday left Chelsea 10 points off the top.
The chance to close that gap is not an easy one as the Blues host City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday; lose and they will be 13 points adrift.
But Alonso believes it is the perfect chance for Chelsea to bounce back and prove their title credentials.
“It’s too early to talk about it, obviously,” he said.
“If we lose we are going to be 13 points from the top and that’s a lot of points but we have to think, prepare for the game well and not pay attention to the table at the moment.
“It’s the perfect opportunity to come back. It will be a great game for sure, everyone will be very motivated to play.
“We are very disappointed after the defeat but it’s back to work and we will work harder and start playing better as a team.”
It was a second successive away loss for Maurizo Sarri’s side following their 3-1 drubbing against Tottenham Hotspur which ended their unbeaten run and the Spaniard wants Chelsea to improve as a team.
“We have to play more as a team. It’s something we have to analyse, we will try our best to improve as soon as possible,” he added.
“We’re not doing very well at the moment. More individually (than) as a team, we have to get better as a collective.
We had the chances to win, we were controlling the game and started the second half having a couple of chances.
“The last few games we were not loyal to our style of play and, even if we didn’t deserve it, we lose.”
Sarri was also disappointed at his side’s failure to last for the entire 90 minutes.
“Of course, after this match we lost confidence but maybe it is better because sometimes my players show me they have too much confidence,” he said.