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Chelsea fans were super elated when Manuel Lanzini’s goal sank Tottenham last Friday as Spurs missed the opportunity to close the gap to just a point.

Well, it appears that it wasn’t only the fans who were excited, the players were too, Gary Cahill has revealed.

“It’s one more to go, we have two home games and one away so we’re in a very good position now,” said the Chelsea stand-in captain. “If anything we should be enjoying it. After the Tottenham result [against West Ham], naturally spirits were high in training and everybody was buzzing.

“Everyone went out and enjoyed themselves and there was a little bit of pressure off, although that can sometimes be bad when you relax and don’t do the right things. The players did their bit, created chance after chance against Middlesbrough and now there’s one more game to go.

“I’m enjoying it more now than I was a week or two ago when it was really tight, we were winning and they [Tottenham] were winning, and the pressure was on. The pressure is still on because we have to win one game out of the three, but with the way we’re playing there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be confident. We’re still doing the right things, there’s no complacency. We work the same way and I know we’ll prepare the same way, everyone wants it more than anything now so bring it on, we’re looking forward to it.

“It’s going to be a tough game at West Brom, it always is. It’s never comfortable and we need to be aware of that, but we’re looking forward to getting the job done.”

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