Chelsea captain John Terry has issued a rallying cry to his team-mates as the defending champions look to end their slump against London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
The 1-0 defeat by Marseille in their final Champions League Group F game, courtesy of an 81st winner from Brandao, left the Blues with just two wins out of the last eight in all competitions.
It also left coach Carlo Ancelotti in a dark mood as Chelsea now embark on a period of matches that could define their season.
Terry said: "There is no point us panicking. We realise we are not playing as well as we can, the players realise there is a lot more to give and to come."
Chelsea face fixtures against Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal but Terry added: "Sunday is a massive derby for us and for the fans. We're hoping to kick-start an important time for us."