David Luiz realizes that Saturday’s 2-1 defeat away to West Bromwich Albion is a concern for Chelsea, particularly as it wraps up a dry spell of three matches where they managed only two points.
Prior to their defeat at the Hawthorns, where goals from Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie pushed the Blues to drop all three points, Luiz and his teammates drew 1-1 against both Swansea and Liverpool.
While they must now move their focus to a crucial Champions League fixture away to Juventus, Luiz is aware that Chelsea must also pick themselves up quickly on the domestic front.
“At the moment it’s not good. We started the season at the top of the league, but we’ve now lost another game, although it was against a good team,” Luiz told Chelsea’s official website.
The 25-year old added: “All the big clubs come here and it’s never easy, they have a great philosophy and a great coach [former Blues assistant Steve Clarke]. But it’s disappointing, Chelsea want to be at the top of the table always, so we need to work hard before the next game.”
Nevertheless, a four-point deficit to league leaders Manchester City is not cause for panic as far as Luiz is concerned, particularly since Chelsea have made bigger comebacks in the past.
“In my first season here I think we were 18 points behind, but if we had won our last three games we would have won the Premier League. We don’t want to be far behind the other teams, but in the space of two or three games everything can change and we can be near the top again,” the Brazilian concluded.