Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night and it was a very important victory as even a draw would have reduced the point gap between Chelsea and Manchester City to five points with eight games left.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admitted after the game that the pressure was high, and was happy the team could get all three points.
“At this point of the season the pressure is very high, and to drop points would have given hope to your opponents,” said Conte. “So this is a good win for us against a top team, with great players and the best coach in the world. When you face this type of combination, it’s tough to win, especially after a defeat to Palace. So this was another step – a big step – against a great team with a lot of qualities.