Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has said that the Blues have to keep their heads up despite suffering their seventh defeat of the Premier League season on Saturday.
With manager Jose Mourinho not in attendance has he served a stadium ban, Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Stoke to fall to 16th on the league table. At the same stage last season, Chelsea had won 10 matches and drawn two to top the standings, while in the current campaign they have won just three of 12 matches and have secured 21 fewer points.
It's a bleak picture for the London club, but Lampard believes that they can't let the current slump get to them, with Mourinho needing to keep his side feeling positive.
"[Mourinho] will get to work in the week, but there is only so much he can do in training and tactically," Lampard told Sky Sports.
"He has to be positive because there is so much being thrown at Chelsea, there are players out of form and low on confidence, you can see that.
"They need everything to be behind them in a positive way and look forward."
Chelsea had the better of the chances at the Britannia Stadium, with Pedro hitting the post while Eden Hazard and Loic Remy also had opportunities to grab a goal. And the Blues produced enough for Lampard to feel that there are signs that a revival is not too far away.
"I saw glimpses of what they need to turn the corner," said Lampard. "I couldn't fault their performance, they just didn't get that little bit of luck to get the result.
"They need to get results, simple as that."