Chelsea ’ s season hangs in the balance after Monday ’ s FA Cup exit but they must stay calm and recapture their best form in the next two games to turn things around , winger Pedro has said .
The FA Cup holders were beaten 2 – 0 by Manchester United in the fifth round , piling the pressure on under -fire manager Maurizio Sarri.
With a Europa League clash against Malmo and the League Cup final against Manchester City up next, there is no time to dwell on the disappointment , the Spaniard said .
“The most important thing now is to stay calm , train really hard and recover our best football and our best feeling , because if not we are in trouble.
“ There is an important game in the Europa League for us , and after , the final against City , ” Pedro told Chelsea ’ s website .
Chelsea leads Malmo 2 – 1 from the first leg of their Europa last 32 ties and hosts the Swedes on Thursday in the return .
Cesar Azpilicueta, who has captained the team in Gary Cahill’ s absence , also called for calm .
“ At Chelsea , we are used to winning a lot of trophies and we have been the most successful team in England for the last couple of years, ” Azpilicueta said .
“ We know we have the Europa League game coming up on Thursday . We will then play a final … Hopefully , we can keep calm from Thursday and then win that trophy on Sunday, ” Azpilicueta said .