Chelsea will have to shake off the blues from their 2-1 Premier League defeat to Wolves to have any chance against Manchester City on Saturday (7.30 pm).
That’s the warning from Blues ace Ruben Loftus-Cheek after Wednesday night’s shock loss at the Molineux.
The 22-year-old midfielder celebrated his first league start of the campaign by giving his team a 1-0 lead with a deflected strike in the 18th minute as the visitors looked to be cruising.
But the wheels came off in the second half, with Raul Jimenez firing in an equaliser from sharp play.
And Diogo Jota scored what would be the winner just after the hour mark as the hosts punished the sloppy Blues, who had 13 shots at goal and wasted their 70 percent ball possession.
It was Chelsea’s second league defeat in three matches and ahead of a clash against the leaders and champions City, Loftus-Cheek warns: “We have to take this loss and turn it around quickly because we have a tough game on the weekend. We need to move on very quickly.
“We’re very disappointed, it’s a period with a lot of games and points at stake. We’ll pick our heads up and go again.”
Knowing his manne will be up against it at Stamford Bridge, coach Maurizio Sarri adds: “Manchester City are in another category.
“City are the best team in Europe, maybe the best in the world.
“They can win the Champions League, but that depends on moments.”