Christian Pulisic has warned the energy of Chelsea’s mentality is about to be examined within the wake of their 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.
Pulisic gave the Blues the lead within the first half of the conflict at Stamford Bridge, however the relegation-threatened guests fought again to safe the three factors.
It’s Chelsea’s first defeat in any competitors since Leicester received the higher of them in January 19 and Pulisic feels his crew want a robust response as they put together for some high-profile matches.
What has been stated?
“It’s an enormous take a look at of our mentality now. We’ve received some actually massive video games arising,” the 22-year-old, who went off with a hamstring injury, advised the membership’s web site.
“We’ve been in good kind previous to the worldwide break and clearly we’ve come again and misplaced one recreation. We will’t dwell on that as a result of now we have rather a lot to play for in each the Premier League and the Champions League. We have now to recharge now, refocus and regroup and are available again robust and prepared for the following recreation.”
The place does the loss go away Chelsea within the desk?
Chelsea are nonetheless fourth within the Premier League, occupying the ultimate place that ensures a spot within the group stage of subsequent season’s Champions League.
Strain is constructing on the London aspect, nonetheless, as Tottenham, Liverpool and West Ham are all simply two factors behind. Everton are 5 factors adrift however have two video games in hand.
What subsequent for Chelsea?
Thomas Tuchel’s crew face Porto within the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday. They’ll then return to Premier League responsibility with a visit to Crystal Palace subsequent Saturday.
Chelsea are nonetheless in competition for the FA Cup, with a semi-final conflict in opposition to Manchester Metropolis scheduled for April 17.