Marcos Alonso has urged Chelsea to forget about the growing gap to Manchester City, with the Blues’ title hopes hanging by a thread. Wednesday’s shock 2-1 defeat at Wolves left Maurizio Sarri’s side 10 points behind the Premier League leaders ahead of Saturday’s Stamford Bridge showdown with Manchester City.
Lose that and the Blues, who now sit fourth, will trail City by 13 points but Alonso is eager to ignore the table.
The defender said: “It’s too early to talk about it, obviously. “If we lose we are going to be 13 points from the top and that’s a lot of points but we have to think, prepare for the game well and not pay attention to the table at the moment. “It’s the perfect opportunity to come back. It will be a great game for sure, everyone will be very motivated to play.
“We are very disappointed after the defeat but it’s back to work and we will work harder and start playing better as a team.”
Chelsea have lost each of their last three meetings against the Premier League champions without scoring a single goal.