Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti called on his players to keep their cool in the Premier League title race run-in after they lost 2-1 at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
To make matters worse, skipper John Terry was given his marching orders late in the day as the mediocre Blues were humbled at White Hart Lane.
Coupled with Manchester United's last-gasp 1-0 win over rivals Manchester City, Chelsea now sit at the top of the table by just one point with three fixtures left in the campaign.
Now, their Italian tactician has called a collective unity as he aims to guide his side to their first league title since 2006 and end the three-season stranglehold which the Red Devils have enjoyed.
Speaking to reporters, Ancelotti said: "We know what we have to do in the next three games.
"We must not have a panic now. We are top of the league with only three games left, so every team wants to be in our place.
"We have two at home and one difficult game away. We can be the best again. A one-point lead is not bad at this stage of the season."