It’s fair to say that all of a sudden Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are looking over their shoulder.
A surprise defeat at home to Crystal Palace has seemed to open the door for second placed Tottenham Hotspur and, although the gap is still seven points, it would seem the Blues have tougher fixtures including both Manchester clubs within their next three games.
Our landlord believes, though, that a mountain is being made out of a molehill and it would take a huge catastrophe for Antonio Conte’s men to not bring the Premier League to Stamford Bridge.
However, he has, controversially, noticed some inconsistencies within the Chelsea ranks and has noted that certain players may think the title is a done deal the way they have been performing in recent weeks.
These comments sound harsh and our resident Blues fans in the Tavern have had a lot to say about these comments, stating they would not be in this position unless the whole team had been pulling their weight.
In response to the criticism from his regulars, our landlord has been in his cellar listing who he believes needs to up their game before the end of the season.
Here are the two stand out players from his list of under performing Chelsea stars…