The Blues will be looking to bounce back with a victory over Liverpool in the League Cup this week.
Chelsea central defender Gary Cahill has suggested that this weekend’s stunning FA Cup fourth round defeat to League One side Bradford City can prove to be a wake up call for his side, report the Express, with the Blues itching to set the record straight in the upcoming League Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool.
Cahill was one of few regular first team players to start the game against Bradford and he echoed his manager Jose Mourinho’s comments following the defeat to Phil Parkinson’s side, with Premier League leaders Chelsea seeming shellshocked by the defeat.
The Blues are still top of the table in the league, however, and can regain some measure of respectability in the domestic cups this week if they are able to overcome rivals Liverpool in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
Indeed, Cahill believes that he and his teammates can look to use the Bradford defeat as a wake up call going into the rest of the season, with Chelsea having been shown what can happen if they take their collective feet away from the gas:
“We were so disappointed with what happened on Saturday. It’s unbelievable.”
“It was a shock – maybe a wake-up call. We have a huge game that we have to go all-in in now.”