Losing to Aston Villa was a blow. Crystal Palace really felt like it. But Sunderland, when you lose at home to Sunderland, it’s probably time to concede defeat in the Premier League title race.

While Chelsea retain an outside chance of winning the league, their hopes for silverware this season now lie on the continent. While losing to Gus Poyet’s side might ordinarily suggest such chances are slim, Chelsea have always been at their best this season when pitting themselves against quality opposition.

With the Premier League title now a long shot, we consider THREE reasons why Chelsea can still win the Champions League.

Click on Eden Hazard to see why there’s still reason to believe

Left Midfield - Eden Hazard