Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, said he told his players he could begrudgingly accept defeats if his team played in the manner they did, in their 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.
First-half goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino, saw the Premier League leaders seize control at Stamford Bridge.
But the Blues produced a spirited performance after half-time and N’Golo Kante pulled one back.
Asked what he told his players following the 2-1 defeat, Lampard told reporters: “I told them that I felt that we were right in the game.
“Tammy Abraham’s chance, the disallowed goal and the free-kick from them was fantastic.
“I said I don’t mind losing, I won’t take Sheffield United at home [which ended 2-2], but I can take today.”