Speaking to Chelsea official website, Cesar Azpilicueta says Christamas period will be crucial for the Blues.
The Spanish defender believes Antonio Conte‘s side have to continue to perform well and win games if they want to try to put pressure on Manchester City.
“It’s true that what Man City are doing is unbelievable, they are breaking records,” – Azpilicueta said – “In the last 10 games we’ve won eight, drawn one and lost one, and we are further away than we were before those 10 games, so it’s difficult to analyse in that way. We have to look at ourselves and keep pushing. Until there is no possibility to do it we have to believe, in the same way that even when were top of the table by 10 points (last season) you felt if the other teams kept winning they would keep pushing you to win your games. We won the league with two games to go and we were 10 points clear of Tottenham with maybe nine or 10 games left, so we know this season we are in the other position. We just have to keep going and trying to put pressure on them.’ ‘We know at Christmas it’s busy, every few days you play, it’s tough and you have to get a lot of points,’ he said. After this time you are in the second leg of the competition and you start to see there are less games remaining and the position you are in.”