The Blues are actually 18 factors behind league leaders Arsenal and, crucially, seven away from the Champions League qualification spots.
Graham Potter’s facet will subsequent face champions Man Metropolis at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night earlier than travelling to the Etihad Stadium to face them within the FA Cup on Sunday.
Zakaria, who has been one in every of Chelsea’s higher performers of late, urged his facet to search out solutions to their issues as they strategy the second half of the marketing campaign.
Talking after the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest, Zakaria informed reporters: “We drew and it is not a good result for us but we have to work and be ready for Manchester City.
“It’s hard to say [what’s going wrong] but we have to play better. We didn’t play well [against Forest]. It’s difficult to take the three points here if you don’t play well.
“We just have to work as a team and it will get better. It’s difficult to say exactly why it is not working.
“Chelsea is a big team. We all know that. Yes, it is a difficult time for us but it will improve in the future, for sure.”
The Switzerland worldwide has lined up simply 4 occasions for Chelsea since becoming a member of on switch deadline day in an preliminary mortgage deal from Borussia Monchengladbach that might flip right into a everlasting £27million transfer.
Three of these appearances have are available Chelsea’s final 4 matches with Zakaria’s shows forcing his choice.
Having began towards Man Metropolis already within the Carabao Cup, he hopes to maintain his place amid competitors from Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Conor Gallagher for a central function.
“I will prepare for it like the other games,” he added. “Every team is good in the Premier League so you have to prepare. I will be ready like always.
“We’re looking forward to playing in a top football match. Against City, it is always really, really difficult so we will have to play well and score all our chances.
“We will have to do a big game, if we don’t do a big game against Manchester City then it is hard to win.”
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