Chelsea's season could get a lot worse if they fail to perform against Paris St-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Coming into the game off the back of a potentially catastrophic 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, Jose Mourinho's side will need to significantly up their game against the French champions.
Laurent Blanc's side currently sit 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 but only just squeezed past mid-table Nice in a 1-0 victory on Friday.
Having lost control of their league fate with defeat at Selhurst Park, Chelsea need a good result in Paris to get their season back on track.
Read on to find out where you can catch the action.
When: Wednesday, April 1, at 7:45 p.m. BST/ 2:45 p.m. ET
Where: Parc des Princes, Paris, France.
TV Info: Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD
Chelsea's Best Chance For Silverware
Despite Mourinho's insistence that his Chelsea side have never been in the Premier League title race this season, very few have believed him.
Jose Mourinho the only manager who would rule his team out of the title race while they are top of the league— amar singh (@amarjourno) March 29, 2014
However, their loss to Palace saw them slip to second behind Liverpool, and Manchester City are poised to leapfrog them if they win their games in hand.
Indeed, the Portuguese has now completely written off his side's hopes domestically. As reported by Owen Phillips on BBC Sport, he said:
Now it's impossible to win the title. We depend too much on other results.
When you depend a little it's possible, when you depend a lot I don't think it is possible.
Thus the Champions League may now be Chelsea's most realistic target of silverware this season, bringing even greater significance to Wednesday's clash.
It is impossible to write Mourinho off in the Champions League. He has won it with both Porto and Inter Milan and overcome the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich to do so.
But Chelsea now face their first stern test of the tournament so far this season, coming up against a PSG side who have not lost a home game in the league or in Europe this term, per Squawka.com.
An away goal will be essential for the Blues, who know PSG possess more than enough talent to score at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have not been free-scoring so far this season and their joint top-scorers for the competition are Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres, with three goals each.
Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovich has 10 for the tournament and, along with Edinson Cavani—who has four per Eurosport, the Chelsea defence will likely struggle to keep a clean sheet.
Ramires will be expected to return to the side having served a domestic suspension, and his influence in midfield could be key both going forward and in defence, especially with Nemanja Matic ineligible.
Failure to score for Chelsea on Wednesday and they could be looking at a barren season in silverware terms in 2013-14.
PSG Looking For Biggest Win
With their recently acquired wealth, PSG were always going to eventually challenge on the biggest stage.
While they nearly caused a massive upset last season—they were knocked out only on away goals by Barcelona at the quarter-final stage—they look to be the real deal this term.
Who will qualify for the Champions League semi-finals?
Domestically they scored only 69 goals as they claimed the Ligue 1 title last year. But under Laurent Blanc they already have 71 league goals in 2013-14 and there are still seven games to go, per BBC Sport.
They have eased through the Champions League this term and a victory over Chelsea for a place in the final four would truly establish them amongst Europe's elite.
Home advantage will be essential for Blanc's side as they attempt to put the tie to bed in the first 90 minutes. However, Chelsea's organised defence will pose their biggest challenge so far as they have conceded only four in the tournament, per Squawka.com.
It is also essential the French side are not overwhelmed by the occasion, although this seems highly unlikely if Ezequiel Lavezzi is anything to go by:
A victory for PSG could set up an historic semi-final spot and would mark amongst the most significant moments in the club's recent history.