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Chelsea fullback Alonso: Man City loss will end title hopes

Marcos Alonso knows his side cannot afford to lose to Manchester City at the weekend.

In fact, a win is the only result that would give Chelsea real hope in the title race.

They are already ten points behind league leaders City, having succumbed to a second defeat of the season in midweek against Wolves.

Alonso said to the Evening Standard: " "We have to work hard, stay together and get back to winning as soon as possible.

"It's early to talk about this [being out of the title race], but if we lose to City we will be 13 points from the top and that is a lot of points [to make up]. But we just have to think about preparing well and not think about the table."

And added: It's a perfect opportunity for us to bounce back.

"It will be a great game and everyone will be very motivated to play. It is a chance for us to respond.

"Everyone is very disappointed after the Wolves defeat, but we have to get back to work in training and on Saturday be better as a side.

"Can I say what's going wrong exactly? Not really. We have to play more as a team.

"It is something that we have to analyse, the manager will have to, and we will try to improve as quickly as possible."

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