Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said some of the new players at the club need to “wake up” after back-to-back losses to Everton and Wolves.
The Blues have been on a good run until the two defeats over the last four days.
Lampard spent big in the summer and although some, like Thiago Silva, have slotted in seamlessly, others like German duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, are currently struggling for form.
There have been calls to drop Havertz and Werner and even goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been scrutinised after a strong start to life at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard has said he hopes the consecutive defeats can serve as a wake-up call to his players, especially those who are new to the Premier League.
“We need to reflect on the two games we have lost points in, which is disappointing, but also know this is a long season. We have to bounce back; the players have to bounce back,” Lampard told Chelsea’s official website
“We’re a young group, some players are new to this league, they need to wake up to what this is about right now, because games like the last two prove it.”