Chelsea legend Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink insists “there is no need to panic” for his former side after Saturday’s defeat to London rivals Tottenham.
Maurizio Sarri’s side suffered their first defeat of the season at Wembley, with goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son ending the Blues unbeaten run.
“Let’s not forget they’ve played 12 games and that’s the first game they’ve lost,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News.
“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.”
Chelsea return to European action this week with a Europa League clash with Greek side PAOK before hosting West London neighbours Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.