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There are certainly some cracks in the Chelsea’s title bid. In the game against Liverpool on Sunday, the Chelsea defence played at times played like drunken lords. The two Liverpool goals bear testimony to this. How often do you see the ball rolling into the Chelsea net with a dejected John Terry on the turf? David Luiz also chose the wrong day to show his tempestuous side. It may have been good for his ego but it may also have affected his concentration. The truth is that Chelsea on Sunday never really found their way into the game. The name really worth mentioning for the men in blue is Florent Malouda. His hard work was never complemented save the flashes of life shown by Daniel Sturridge when he came on as a substitute. More often than not, what distinguishes title contenders from other teams is the way they perform on the ‘big tests’. Chelsea have already failed three big tests already with losses to Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. What makes these losses more poignant is the fact that the last two were at Stamford Bridge. With all due respect, Mr Villas–Boas seemed at loss as to what to do on Sunday. Simply put, he has to arrest the trend if he is to see the season out. It can certainly be argued that he has the right personnel for the job.