Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has challenged the players to pull further away from the chasing pack by Christmas.
Chelsea’s win against Sunderland was Chelsea’s 10th consecutive Premier League victory and Conte wants the 11th against Crystal Palace on Saturday so Chelsea will be in a comfortable position by Christmas.
Conte said: “It’s fantastic to win ten games in a row in this league. It’s very tough in every game; you have to fight to the end to take three points and today was an example.
“I’m pleased with the players. They deserve this for the commitment and their work rate. We have to continue on Saturday in what will be another tough game against Crystal Palace. We want to try to arrive at Christmas in an incredible position.”