London rivals Tottenham pushed Chelsea for the title until their loss against West Ham on Friday night.
When asked about the pressure Chelsea have been under in recent weeks, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said: “They have faced this situation in the right way.
“Our worst moment was after the United defeat because Tottenham won the game and to see your opponent only four points (behind) was very bad.
“Then we had to play against them in the semi-final of the FA Cup, then after three days we had to play against Southampton, who had rested for 10 days, then we had another game against Everton away.
“At that moment we had a lot of pressure but at that moment my players showed me great commitment, will, focus, and desire to overcome this moment and try to win the league.
“Now there is pressure but it’s a good pressure, a pressure that must bring excitement in our heart.
“The target is very close and we must have enthusiasm, will and desire to reach this target because my players deserve to win the league.”