Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Tottenham on Saturday was our first defeat of the season and Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri not to panic.
The Blues remain in the Premier League top four, a point clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, and have already secured qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League.
“They have played 12 games – that is the first game that they have lost,” Hasselbaink said on Sky Sports.
“Yes, they didn’t play well in the two previous games, but still this is the first game that they’ve lost.
“There’s no need for panic, this was always going to happen, it’s just a pity that it happened against Tottenham and that Tottenham played that well.
“But there’s no issues, there’s no problems whatsoever. Sarri has come in and changed it totally. It is a process.
“They’ve had a spanking and they need now to win against PAOK.
“Obviously he’s going to rest a few players in that game, which is has done previously.
“And then against Fulham at home, who have got a new manager, a manager who knows Stamford Bridge really well. That will be a tricky match, it’s a derby.
“So he needs to get three points there and start building from that. As simple as that.
“Forget about Man City because it’s still three games away.
“It’s PAOK, it’s Fulham and it’s getting the confidence and those fundamentals back in your game that were so good in the previous games.”