Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down suggestions that his team are in the midst of a crisis following the 3-3 draw at home to Everton.
The draw meant that the Blues have failed to win in any of their last four matches and have shipped 10 goals in the process.
The Blues looked set to dominate league proceedings after smashing title rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago. But since then the Premier League leaders have seen their five point lead at the top of table whittled down to just three points and have also lost their 100 per cent home League record.
However, coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down talk that his side are in a mini-crisis going into a packed festive fixture list.
"Who can say we are in crisis? I don't think so,” he told the Sun.
“I want to be objective and when I look at the game and the way we played, I saw that my team played very well.
"We didn't win because of mistakes at set-pieces. But we played very well for 90 minutes with intensity and good concentration.
"I didn't have to say anything to my players because they did the maximum. Sometimes it happens that you draw but when you play like we did, you deserve to win.
"I am happy for the work of the team on the pitch, we created a lot of chances, but I am unhappy with the result. We still have the same chance to win the title. It will be a long race until the end of the season - the Premier League is very competitive,” he added.
Chelsea will want to get back to winning ways when they host rock-bottom Portsmouth at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.