Watford manager Nigel Pearson believes his players were brave against Chelsea during their 3-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
He believes his players didn’t take advantage of key moments they had against Chelsea.
Pearson said: “Time is not on our side in terms of matches, so we have to be brave – and I thought we were at Chelsea.
“We can build on that performance. We showed a lot of discipline, but we didn’t always take advantage of key moments that we had.
“Now it’s about looking at the games we have left and making sure the positives from Chelsea we take into other games.
“Only we can make sure that we stay in the Premier League. From where we were in December to where we were now, we’ve got a more realistic chance.
“We’re still in contact and we still have opportunities and that’s the important thing. We’ve got to embrace the challenge. There’s no point having any fear – we need to back ourselves.”