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There were so many star names on the Chelsea bench against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The likes of John Terry, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard were on the bench.

The game started in frantic pace, and the whole Chelsea bench celebrated the goals like their lives depended on it, and Fabregas has put it down to team unity.

He said: “What I like is that we scored the first goal and everyone on the bench was together and celebrating. Sometimes when you are used to playing all the time – and it happened to me and it happened to most of us – you feel a bit down and stuff.

“But the togetherness we had on the bench, scoring the goals and then coming on and coming on with not ‘oh, I was on the bench’, coming on to make a difference, to show character, to show hunger to win. We’re full of winners and I’m proud to be here.

“The strength, that’s what you need to win titles. And that’s what we will need now to do every single game until the end of the season if we really want to win something.

He then added that the team should forget about the win and focus on the Premier League game against Southampton on Tuesday.

“It’s better to be winners and to go to training with a happy face and with the confidence high.

“But Southampton didn’t play for 10 days. It will be a very tough game. We have to forget when we leave the stadium today and focus about Tuesday, because it’s one of the most important games of the season.”

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