Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he is looking for some consistency from his side after they claimed a 2-1 victory in Malmo in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie.
It followed their 6-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.
“In the last period we’ve had the problem of up and down, up and down,” said Sarri.
“4-0, 5-0 to us, 6-0… so we need to have continuity and consistency.”
Chelsea had lost four of their previous 10 games going into Thursday’s match, being beaten 4-0 at Bournemouth in the Premier League on 30 January and 2-0 at Arsenal 11 days earlier.
Sarri said Chelsea needed to “approach every match with the same level of application, determination and attention”.
The Italian added:
“You know very well that, if you are in bad mental condition in England, in 10 days you can lose three or four very important matches. So we need consistency. We have to approach every match in the same way. It’s not easy, but we have to try.”