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Gary Cahill is adamant the Chelsea players will not feel sorry for themselves and just work harder to start picking up wins following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at London rivals West Ham.
The England international defender was left to speak to the media at Upton Park after boss Jose Mourinho snubbed them having been sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss at half-time following a controversial disallowed offside goal for Cesc Fabregas and midfielder Nemanja Matic’s red card for two bookings just before the interval.
Chelsea were trailing to Mauro Zarate’s goal going into the second half with 10 men, but got back on level terms when Cahill scored from a corner.
However, Andy Carroll met Aaron Cresswell’s cross to grab a 79th-minute winner for the Hammers to condemn Chelsea to a fifth defeat from 10 league games.
Cahill said the game summed up how their season has gone to date, but he insisted that nobody is giving up on them enjoying a good campaign.
He told the club’s website: “Not many words are being said at the moment. The mood in the dressing room is not great like you’d imagine when you lose games. The lads are devastated. I’m sure we’ll reflect in the next day or so.
“We’ve not had the rub of the green, but we’re not feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to work even harder to try to turn this round because it’s a tough time at the moment.”
Chelsea are now 34.00 to retain the Premier League title this season.