Gary Cahill admits Chelsea need a big, morale-boosting win to get them back on track again.
But he insists it is not all doom and gloom at Stamford Bridge despite their shock Champions League exit.
Chelsea suffered a hangover from their away goals defeat to Paris Saint-Germain last week when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Southampton.
And Cahill’s confession suggests the league leaders’ collective confidence has taken a significant hit after they were dumped out of Europe at the last-16 stage.
The Southampton draw meant Chelsea missed the chance to fully capitalise on title rivals Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley 24 hours earlier, though they did go six points clear at the top of the table.