Nevertheless, Amakhosi's legendary striker Pollen Ndlanya sees no reason to panic. The retired marksman feels no team can pip Chiefs to the title.
From 19 outings, Chiefs have accumulated 45 points, 10 ahead of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who have a game in hand.
"The fans must just keep calm, everything looks under control. Chiefs won't be distracted at all, the title is going to Naturena," Ndlanya told Sowetan yesterday.
"In Venda, I think they failed to cope with the heat. It's hot there, so you can't really say they played badly. Against Arrows, I agree they didn't pitch, but who cares about that because the team won at the end of the day."
Ndlanya also echoed Middendorp's belief that the results are more important than anything. "As long as the team wins, I don't see a problem. Beautiful football is good, but you must prioritise winning.''
"Trompies" urged Chiefs' senior players such as Willard Katsande, Bernard Parker and Eric Mathoho to step up to the plate in the run-in to the title.