Frank Lampard said Chelsea's win over Fulham means nothing – unless they back it up with a result against Leicester.
Chelsea had Mason Mount to thank for his late decider in their 1-0 win at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
The victory was just their second in the last seven Premier League games – a calamitous run which included four defeats as the Blues plummeted down the table.
Lampard's side had been top of the table after a win over Leeds in early December, but are left looking up the table at their rivals after their recent dismal form.
The win over 10-man Fulham closed the gap to leaders Manchester United to seven points – but Lampard said Chelsea must now follow it up in Tuesday's trip to face second-placed Leicester.
Asked how significant Saturday's victory was, the Chelsea boss told Sky Sports: “Only if we back it up.
“It feels good tonight. We went on a really good unbeaten run, we got ourselves three points off the lead then we’ve taken a bit of a hit in a short period of time."
Chelsea were wasteful in front of goal against Fulham, who had Antonee Robinson sent off in the first half for a dangerous tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta.
Timo Werner missed a late chance, having been left out of the starting XI after struggling for form recently, while Kai Havertz was an unused substitute.
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After difficulties integrating the two summer signings into his game plans, Lampard said one win didn't mean all Chelsea's problems were over.
And he admitted the pressure was still on to get his side back up the table as they prepare to face a Foxes team who have won three of their last two league games.
“We can’t think everything is solved because it’s not solved, because we want more, and I keep saying we’re in a bit of a transition and a progression," the manager said.
“We know there are new players, we know we’re trying to find solutions and the way we’re playing.
“But we need to get points because it’s Chelsea, so it’s a good start tonight from a difficult patch and we go again on Tuesday.”
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