Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is convinced his side can go on a run in order to recover from their very poor start to the season.
Begovic was in goal for Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Everton at the weekend as he begins to deputise for the injured Thibaut Courtois, who is said to be sidelined for up to three months because of a knee injury he picked up last week.
So far, Chelsea have only won the one of their opening five games, picking up four points in the process and are already 11 points off the pace in the title race, with Manchester City winning all of their first five games.
Begovic told the club's official website: "Things are obviously not going our way at the moment, so it was a difficult day. We knew it was going to be a tough test – coming to Goodison is never an easy task. They played very well in stretches, tested us and scored goals at the right times and we didn’t, so that obviously makes a big difference.
"We have no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We have to pick ourselves up and look forward to our game on Wednesday. We have character and we have lots of different challenges."
The games now start to come thick and fast for Chelsea and they have an immediate opportunity to try and put things right and build some sort of momentum this season when they take on Maccabi Tel Aviv in their opening Champions League group stage match, and there is also the League Cup just around the corner as well. Mourinho and his men need to use this as an opportunity to rediscover that winning habit they mastered last season en route to the title.
Even at this stage of the season, it is hard to see how Chelsea recover and successfully defend their title. If they did it would be a great comeback given that City have an 11 point head start while Jose Mourinho's side would need a long winning run to reign them in.
Nevertheless, there is still time for the side to recover ground and drag themselves in contention, as well as other pieces of silverware to aim for in order to have a pretty successful season.