But with nine games left, Drinkwater believes there's plenty of chances for Chelsea to jump up the table.
"We need to get back on it," said Drinkwater. "The quicker we do that the better. Gaps can close, positions can change and we need to make that change.
"We need to look at what's available to us now points wise. There are nine games left, 27 points, and stuff can still change. We need to force our way back into it."