Carlo Ancelotti insists Chelsea have "nothing to worry about" despite Saturday night's 2-1 defeat at Manchester City which cut their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League to two points.
Carlos Tevez scored the second-half winner after Emmanuel Adebayor had found the net at either end before the break. Frank Lampard had a late penalty saved by Shay Given and Didier Drogba failed to take a glorious chance at the death as City gained maximum reward for their best performance of the season.
But Ancelotti said: "We don't have any reason to be worried. We are doing well at the moment but it was difficult because Manchester City played very well. But we are still top of the league and we have two more points than Manchester United so we do not need anything extra."
Ancelotti felt his side deserved something out of the game even though, for extended periods, they were pushed onto the back foot.
Chelsea were clearly unhappy at what they felt was a handball by Micah Richards immediately before Adebayor's equaliser.
"We were disappointed with the referee," Ancelotti said. "I am surprised because I consider Howard Webb to be a fantastic referee but we felt it was a handball by Richards. I did feel we deserved to draw, but we lost."
Ancelotti confirmed skipper John Terry - who limped off with a knee injury near the end and left Eastlands on crutches - will be fit for next weekend, although he will almost certainly miss Wednesday's Champions League tie with Apoel Nicosia.
The Italian was also satisfied with his side's discipline, even though they picked up six yellow cards, including one for a poor tackle by Juliano Belletti that led to Wayne Bridge being carried off with medial ligament damage that is expected to keep him on the sidelines for a couple of weeks.
"We did not lose control," stressed Ancelotti. "We had to go one against one at the back near the end and in that situation it is easy to pick up a yellow card.
"I didn't really see the tackle by Belletti on Bridge but he might have arrived a little late."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms