Chelsea fans applauded Liverpool after their 2-1 defeat in the Premier League, but former coach Jose Mourinho warned them not to raise the bar.
The club's support base has not always given time to new managers, but Frank Lampard's popularity from his playing days gives him time to prepare for the future with his young squad.
But Mourinho – the most successful coach in the history of Stamford Bridge – believes that Chelsea are in danger of losing their status as a "big club" if the fans are willing to accept a failure.
Asked if they would be praised, he replied, "I hope they do not get used to it, which is a very important thing.
"If you start accepting defeats just because your team played well and because your players did their best and showed a performance that people can be proud of in their attitude and commitment … I think so if you get used to it, that's it. " Big clubs are not big clubs anymore.
"Well, I do not think they'll get used to it, but I think it shows that people are ready for what this season will be for them.
"These people are ready to support one of the best professionals I've ever worked with and a potential manager, and I think they're ready to accept what's going to happen this season."
"You see today the reality of the performance and the reality of the result, you see the numbers – Liverpool is 10 points ahead of Chelsea.
Let's make it clear and objective: Chelsea will not fight for the title. So let's support the philosophy that gives the team, players and managers time to grow together. "
Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino were enough to give Liverpool three points, with N & # 39; Golo Kanten proving to be a wonderful solitary effort.