Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has admitted that Chelsea's 2-1 defeat to FC Basel came as a shock to the Chelsea side, admitting they must 'bounce back'.

The Blues have had a stuttering start to this season's campaign with last night's loss making it four games in a row without a victory.

Reflecting on the Basel defeat, Cahill told the Chelsea website: "It's not a disaster but it's not ideal. A club like this wants to win the majority of games it plays. That's the expectation.

The England international stressed importance of getting back to winning ways as quickly as possible in their next game against Fulham this weekend.

"It's a blow but it's not the be all and end all," Cahill added. "We need to win our next game now, as simple as that. The manager will stress that.

"We've got the squad to do it, we need to go on now and get back to winning ways on Saturday."

The 24-year-old expressed his surprise at Chelsea's defeat at home in the Champions League clash.

The Blues have not been beaten at Stamford Bridge in the group stages of the competition for almost 10 years but Basel came from a goal behind to hand them a loss.

"It's a big shock really," said the former Bolton player "We gave them a bit too much room all over the pitch but, first half, we looked like we were in control of the game.

"In the second half we didn't quite step it up to that level and we paid the price for it.

Cahill concluded that the Chelsea squad will be looking into what went wrong in last nights game and will strive to give a better performance in the West London derby: 

"You can always do better, you can always analyse goals and have a look, definitely. The back four, goalkeepers, individuals. We'll have a look at that."

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