Edouard Mendy believes Chelsea’s current poor form is down to a lack of ‘consistency’ and has urged his team-mates to ‘stick together’ as they look to turn things around.
Frank Lampard’s team enjoyed a good start to the campaign, finishing top of their Champions League group and climbing to the top of the Premier League table in December.
Chelsea have lost five of their last eight games to slip to eighth, and were beaten 2-0 by Leicester on Tuesday in another frustrating night for Chelsea fans.
‘What we are missing at the moment is consistency, being good for the whole match,’ Chelsea keeper Mendy told the club’s official website.
‘We often have a bad patch, concede a goal and it makes it too hard to recover. We need to find more consistency in matches to be able to get past this level of team.
‘It’s difficult to explain because we were in good form and then we got into difficulty. It happened very quickly. We need to concentrate on the return phase now and getting near the levels we were at.
‘It’s up to us to rectify the current situation and above all show more. We have to stay together and stay as positive as possible during this delicate moment.’
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Chelsea summer signing Mendy added: ‘We wanted to start well, but we put ourselves in danger from a free-kick we weren’t ready for and then a corner they scored the first goal from.
‘We knew beforehand they were a team that it is difficult to come back against. We tried, but I think we were dangerous going forward on too few occasions to really worry them.’