Chelsea became the first team to win Southampton at St. Mary’s this season. The 2-0 victory over Southampton came after Chelsea’s 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United.
Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea players not to look at the Premier League table until after Christmas.
“At this moment, it’s not important for us to look at the table,” Conte said. “We are in a good position but it’s not important. It’s more important to work very hard and trust the work will improve us. Game by game, I’m seeing a lot of possibilities. I have confidence because we can improve a lot.
“The only way that we must know now is to continue to work. Not look at the table. If you ask me a prediction or an expectation of our championship, now it’s very difficult to talk about this.
“It’s important to pass many games, particularly in the first half of this season. And then you can see if you can stay up there in the title race. Then, when you start the second part, our ideas will be clearer.
“We are working a lot. I’m seeing a lot of positive things in the team. We are not looking at the table, but continuing just to work.”