Chelsea defender David Luiz spoke about the good moment the team are going through, a quality step up that was possible after the boss, Antonio Conte, changed his tactical system to 3-5-2 or 3-4-3, with the Brazilian centre-back being one of the protagonist of this lucky change:
“It’s everybody, it’s not just the three at the back that don’t concede goals, it’s the mentality of the team when you don’t have the ball,” Luiz explained.
“The first defender is Diego Costa and after that everybody defends. Diego, Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Oscar, Michy – it doesn’t matter who plays, they are doing great on the defensive side and it’s much easier for us defenders.
“It was a difficult game like every time you come here to play against Southampton. They play amazing football with a great philosophy, but I think we did an intelligent game and waited for the exact moment to kill the game. It was a very important win for our ambitions.’
“It will be like this until the end. It’s just the beginning. We need to keep our feet on the floor and keep working hard with humility, just this.
“We know the Premier League is not easy. When you start the game nobody knows who will win, but we are trying our best every single match to improve our level.
“We train hard every day. Mr Conte works a lot with us and tries to give a lot of information to us to prepare the plan for the games in the best way. It’s important to continue this way.
“The Premier League is never easy and if you sleep here one minute you start to lose, and then you can lose one, two or three matches. You need to be awake all the time.”