Dave urges Chelsea to maintain momentum

Cesar Azpilicueta has told Chelsea to maintain their winning momentum.

“It was difficult,” Azpi said post-game.

“We knew that we were playing against a team that had a couple of good results. They were improving in their play, they were conceding very few chances to the opposition, so we had to fight.

“When you are in a bad run of results the key is to start winning. It’s very important and obviously we have to start winning more games and this was a game that we knew we had to win and we did the job.”

He added: “We knew that it would not be easy and in the end we managed to get three points and hopefully we can go from here, but we know that we have to improve still so we take the three points and now we move on.

“The season is long but we are nearly halfway through and we know that every game is very important, every point is difficult to get. It’s better obviously for the confidence to win a game, although we can play better and we should play better. That’s the reality.

“We have to be very demanding of ourselves and obviously that’s the work that we do day-by-day in Cobham, and we have to take it into the games. For the confidence it’s obviously much better to get the three points so we’ll keep practicing and keep working. Hopefully that will bring us the momentum.

“We still have a lot of room to improve, we know that. We are Chelsea, we always want more. We have been in a difficult moment, getting bad results, not keeping clean sheets in matches as much as would like and we were not solid, we were not scoring goals. We have to restart and defend together better, move the ball better, create spaces for each other and against Fulham we saw a little improvement.

“But we know that they are just three points, we are far from where we want to be. We have to keep winning. So now we have to recover well. In three days we have another massive test against Leicester and we have to be ready for it because it’s going to be a tough one again.”

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