English Premiership

Willian: Chelsea must keep going now

2019-12-24 08:55
Willian and Tammy Abraham
Willian and Tammy Abraham (PA Images)

Cape Town - Chelsea star Willian has urged his team-mates to maintain the standard of play they established in the 2-0 win over Tottenham.

The Blues ensured they will spend Christmas in the Premier League top four after Willian's two goals gave them an impressive win at their London rivals, even if it was overshadowed by the shameful racist abuse towards Antonio Rudiger.

Willian was one of the stars of the show, benefitting from Frank Lampard's tactical switch which saw the apprentice outfox his former master Jose Mourinho.

It leaves Chelsea four points clear in fourth place and six ahead of Spurs after the timely win, which followed a run of four defeats from their last five games.

Willian says his side have to recreate that level of performance, starting with Boxing Day's clash with Southampton.

"We did a good job from the first minute," he said. "This kind of game is about mentality and how we fight for every ball, in every minute, in every situation. And we did everything to win this game.

"We showed everything - personality and we fight for every ball. We played, we controlled the game, and that's why we won.

"We have to carry on. We cannot go up and down any more. We have more games now to come and we have to win games to stay at the top, so I think we can do it.

"I think we have to do exactly the same job. When we play away, we now have to do it at home, as simple as that. We have to win at home. No option, we have to win."

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