Southampton’s Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane (L) falls to the ground in the penalty area after a challenge by Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramires (C) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS
Brazilian midfielder Ramires believes that Chelsea can still retain their Premier League title this season despite a poor start.
The Blues currently sit 16th on the log with just eight points from a possible 24, losing four times already and lie 10 points behind leaders Manchester City, but Ramires is not discouraged as he feels that they can shrug the early season blues and have a fantastic campaign.
“Maybe one of the teams at the top will drop some points. History is there to be changed. I strongly believe we have the quality to do it,” he is quoted as saying by The Mirror. “It’s definitely been the toughest time of my career at Chelsea. I’ve been here for five years and this is the worst moment.
“We only have three points in the Champions League and we are near the bottom of the table. But I’ve had experiences like this before in Brazil and we were able to get back.
“We’re hoping that after the international break, we can get a few wins in a row, starting with the Aston Villa game and go from there, trying to get as high as we can.”
Chelsea will finish the Month of October with matches against Aston Villa, West Ham United and then the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.