THE Blues head down to Southampton this weekend before jetting off to Spain for the second leg of their Champions League double-header against Madrid.

But Chelsea are still coming to terms with what happened last week at the Bridge as Brentford wiped the floor with the reigning European title holders in a remarkable match.

The craziest thing is that the Blues opened the scoring through Tony Rudiger, early in the second half, with a thunderbolt from 30 yards which will probably win goal of the month.

Then complacency set in as the team shipped four goals in 40 minutes with Vitaly Janelt scoring twice, football’s own Lazarus Christian Eriksen adding another, and sub Yoane Wissa pitching in with a fourth.

With several minutes to go, bewildered Chelsea fans began thinking of all the things they had to do at home, and started streaming towards the exits. A very rare sight.

Brentford’s first win against Chelsea since the start of the Second World War coincides with manager Thomas Tuchel also navigating the end of his 13-year marriage.

Blues fans meandered back to Fulham Broadway tube like zombies, unable to quite fathom why a game that appeared to be won had concluded so badly.

Will the Saints feel emboldened by last weekend’s result, or will it simply galvanise Chelsea into stepping up a gear? When the team who self-deprecatingly sing about being a small bus stop in Hounslow start asking if they can play you every week, all bets are off.