Putting the misery of Crystal palace behind him, he said: “We look forward to Chelsea now and it’s the third derby in a row.
“We have to get back to the level of the Tottenham performance to help us try to get a result against the best team in the Premier League at the moment.
“Jose’s teams rarely slip up and that’s why they’re so good. The demand from Chelsea Football Club to the players is that they’re not allowed to be off form. I expect them to be efficient in every department and that’s why they’re top of the league.
“They rarely make mistakes and that makes it difficult to score against them. For me it’s about the players playing their best and hopefully on the day that can help us get the result.”
Allardyce also confirmed that he has no fresh injury concerns as his side bid to re-enter the European reckoning.