Chelsea assistant boss, Steve Holland, has stated that the Blues must improve their away form if they want to continue to challenge for titles in the future. Chelsea dropped three points on Saturday after they lost 1-0 away from home at lowly Crystal Palace.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho insisted his clubs title hopes were over following the loss on Saturday. The Portuguese coach was critical of his players following a fifth away defeat of the season and he believes key characteristics are missing in some of his stars.
Holland, agrees with Mourinho and claims shortcomings at grounds where they should be winning must be addressed.
"We've competed very well against all of the best teams consistently across the course of the year," said Holland. "The Achilles heel has been these types of games against Crystal Palace, Stoke, Newcastle and Everton.
"It's not a coincidence, to be not just challenging and to be near the top and with a good chance of winning the league, we have to do better across those games.
"We didn't do enough, when you look where we've dropped points there is a thread of consistency across those games.
"It's something we have to address to make the next step".