Chelsea coach, Guus Hiddink has stated that Chelsea could relegate if the players continue with their lackluster performance this season.
The Blues were held to a 2-2 draw by West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday to remain 14th in the top flight, six points off the bottom three. Their next two league games are at home to Everton before a trip to Arsenal.
“It’s reality,” said Hiddink, “We have two difficult games coming up.
“If you don’t gather points there, you don’t know what the others do. The Premier League can surprise you.”
“We all like to look forward and to the top of the table, but also don’t be unrealistic – you’re six points off the line of relegation. That’s also a fact.
“We have to work hard and be very concentrated and gather our points to step up.” he said.
Chelsea’s next five Premier League fixtures
Saturday 16 January Everton (h)
Sunday 24 January Arsenal (a)
Wednesday 3 February Watford (a)
Sunday 7 February Man Utd (h)
Saturday 13 February Newcastle (h)