Diego Costa’s goal proved to be the difference as Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium to go top of the league.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta insisted after the game that the top is where Chelsea wants to be.
“Always a win and to be top of the table gives you more confidence because this is where we want to be and obviously, even at this stage, it is important,” Azpilicueta said as quoted by Goal.
“I enjoy winning, we are in a good shape and we are keeping clean sheets, we are scoring goals and that’s the most important thing.
“We, the players, are enjoying the way we are playing. It is still a long way to go but we climbed to the top of the table when we had the chance and we have to keep working.
“The most important thing is to finish, in May, in this position. We are there and we are working to keep this place and to try to be there at the end of the season.”