Despite a 3-1 humbling at the hands of Tottenham, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has warned supporters not to hit the panic button after a less than impressive performance.
Hasselbaink admits it was a disappointing performance but says it would be wrong to read too much into the result.
“Let’s not forget they’ve played 12 games and that’s the first game they’ve lost,” he told ‘Sky Sports’.
“Yes, they didn’t play well in the two previous games but this is the first game they’ve lost.
“There is no need to panic, this was always going to happen. It’s just a pity that it happened against Tottenham and that Tottenham played that well.
“But there are no issues, there is no problem whatsoever. Sarri has come in and changed it totally, it is a process.”
Games against Wolves and Manchester City follow and Hasselbaink says the ‘Blues’ need to rediscover their form sooner rather than later.
“They need to get back on track, they’ve had a spanking and they need to win against PAOK,” he added.
“Obviously he’s going to rest a few players in that game, it’s what he has done previously. Then they play Fulham at home who have got a new manager, a manager who knows Stamford Bridge really well.
“That will be a tricky match, it’s a derby, so he needs to get three points there and start building from that.
“It’s as simple as that. Forget about Manchester City because that is still three games away.
“It’s PAOK, it’s Fulham and getting the confidence and those fundamentals back in their game that were so good in the previous games.”