Schalke coach Jens Keller insists his side are still well-placed in the UEFA Champions League despite Tuesday night's emphatic 3-0 home defeat by Chelsea.
Fernando Torres marked his 100th Chelsea start with his 38th and 39th goals for the Blues before Eden Hazard added a late third.
The result guided Chelsea to the top of Group E, level on points with the Bundesliga side and two ahead of third-placed Basle.
The teams face each other again at Stamford Bridge in a fortnight's time and it appears that victory has given Chelsea a head start at the top of the group.
Keller though professed to be unconcerned and, in quotes reported on the club's website, he said: " Our position in the group is still good because Basle and Steaua Bucharest drew in the group's other match.
"It's all up for grabs. Chelsea are still the favourites to win the group."
While Keller did not feel the scoreline was reflective of the match, he admitted the Premier League side had been far more clinical in front of goal.
He said: "On its own, the 3-0 scoreline sounds significant. But I don't think the result really reflects the nature of the match because it wasn't quite so clear-cut.
"We raised our game after falling behind early on and did everything in our power to try and equalise.
"We had our chances. But if you have three or four good chances against a top team, then you have to score.
"What annoys me is the fact that they scored an early goal from a fairly routine situation.
"The opposition's second and third goals were proof of their great quality. Chelsea punished our individual mistakes ruthlessly."