Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says facing Manchester City will be a great barometer for where his team stand.
Chelsea visit City tomorrow for the early kickoff.
Asked if a defeat would end their title hopes, Tuchel said, “Maybe, who knows.
“The biggest difference so far this season as far as I’m concerned is that they have dealt better with injuries and they dealt better with the covid situation.
“Maybe it’s unlucky, maybe they do it better or whatever but they have less injuries from key players.
“We had some draws that were unnecessary and if you have your full squad you create an uncertain atmosphere for everybody and that pushes everybody to the edge.
“You need to be on the edge if you want to compete with Man City, they are the benchmark and the best team in England right now.”