Manager Rafael Benitez knows that Chelsea's Barclays Premier League title aspirations have been seriously damaged by their defeat by QPR.

The Blues face Southampton in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday on the back of a 1-0 loss to their west London rivals that has left them trailing leaders Manchester United by 14 points.

The four-match winning run that had silenced disapproval from Chelsea fans, dismayed by Benitez's appointment as interim manager, is also over. "I haven't been worried about the league table, I've just talked about one game at a time and now it's the same situation," the Spaniard said.

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