Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho says there is nothing to worry about Chelsea's stuttering away form.
Mourinho's side haven’t been able to emulate their blistering form at Stamford Bridge away from home as they dropped points at White Hart Lane to Pochettino's Tottenham and Ronald Koeman's Southampton at the St Mary's.
And the Blues manager doesn’t think it’s something to be too worried about ahead of another away trip to Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.
When asked if he was concerned about Chelsea’s away form, Mourinho said on Friday as The Sport Review quoted: “We have been top of the league since day one and there because we deserve to be there.
“There are lots of difficult matches and you can’t win every match. It’s been a difficult period for us – Newcastle, Stoke, Southampton, Tottenham away, and now Swansea. We knew it would be very difficult to keep a run of consecutive victories but I think we showed clearly we didn’t have a psychological problem with the fact the distance to Man City and Man United was reduced.
“We made mistakes defensively against Tottenham and after that we beat Newcastle 2-0 – another clean sheet and back to normality which is to be a balanced team and not make many mistakes defensively. I have fantastic defenders. The team defends very, very well.
“What we as a team have done is enough for us to be top of the league on 16 January. It was good enough to reach our objectives and to be alive in the three knock-out competitions.
“We have young players and a young team. We have a lot of space to improve, not just this season but next season and the season after, but we have always been in control of our emotions and we are ready for the second part of the season.”