Antonio Conte has stressed Chelsea must improve after their 3-0 defeat the hands of Arsenal or risk ending up in mid-table once more.
Chelsea had to settle for 10th place in the Premier League in 2015-16 after a hugely underwhelming season and brought in Conte in order to guide them back to the Champions League places.
Nevertheless, the former Italy boss has admitted they still have plenty of work to do.
“We must improve a lot of if we want to stay up [at the top] and not in the middle of the table,” said the Italian.
“But my message is not important. The most important message is the one that arrives on the pitch. We must all understand this message, and find very soon the right solution to improve.