Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is confident the London club will still take out the title this season. The Blues have mixed their form in the past few weeks making it hard for pundits to read but returned to their top level with a 5-0 demolition of Portsmouth midweek.
And the Ivorian hitman has full confidence that the recent form slump was what the club needed to get back on top and the players are now fully wound up to make a late season tilt for the Premiership.
"We have had a lot of criticism from people recently and I think that was fair because we haven't played at our level in the last few weeks," Drogba said.
"Even at Blackburn we had only one good half. So it was important to win at Portsmouth.
"I don't know why we've struggled. You have difficult moments like this in a season and ours has come at the wrong time.
"If it had come earlier it would have been easier to come back. Now we have to rush and we have no time to think. We have to win games. We have to win them all if we want to win the title.
"We had a good advantage but we lost it and now we have to chase Manchester United.
"I have to believe that we will still win the title. When United were behind us they still believed they could come back. Even when we beat Arsenal at home Arsene Wenger said they were still in for the title and he was right.
"So we have to believe the same and you never know what will happen."