On Wednesday, Chelsea face Manchester City for what will be the first of two meetings between the two sides. Despite their best efforts, the Blues were nonetheless beaten 1-0 thanks to a second half goal from Riyad Mahrez.
The loss means that Graham Potter's side have won just one of their last five games, and currently languish in a very disappointing tenth spot. Barring a surprise collapse from teams like Manchester United and Newcastle, who sit ten points clear, it looks like the London giants will miss out on Champions League football for next season.
Not only that, they even could miss out on the Europa League unless if they turn things around.
To complicate matters, the loss comes at a huge cost, with both Rahem Sterling and Christian Pulisic being subbed off early due to injuries. It remains to be seen what amount of time the duo will need to spend on the sidelines, but it just adds more major concerns for already under pressure coach Potter, who is missing key players such as N'Golo Kante and Reece James, while Mason Mount missed out on Wednesday's match after being injured in a training session shortly before the game.
Chelsea will once again face Manchester City, this time in the FA Cup this weekend before taking on fellow London side Fulham in a Southwest London derby next week.