Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga admits their top-four chances are on the line after their draw with Brighton.
The third-placed Blues topped the Premier League table early last month but a dismal run of just two wins from nine top-flight outings since has left their title challenge in tatters.
“We are honest. We are in good positions in all the competitions – we are in the Champions League, we have the League Cup final and the World Club Cup – but in the Premier League we have dropped points in the last month,” the Spaniard told the club website.
“We have to get back to winning ways because everybody is coming (up behind us).
“We need points because we want to be on top of the league, but we have to look at ourselves, improve and step up.
“We have another big game on Sunday, a London derby, and from there we go.”