Chelsea have endured a difficult month of February where the Blues faced a lot of pressure. There were big games against Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham all in one month. Maurizio Sarri was reportedly faced with a sack threat following the defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City, but in all the club stayed strong.
Chelsea ended February on a high with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues performed well but were unlucky in penalty kicks in the League Cup final against Manchester City.
After a hectic February, Chelsea have five easy Premier League games on paper that the Blues will be expecting to win and enter back a Champions League spot.
On Sunday, Chelsea have an away clash against Fulham which will be followed by a home game against Wolves. Chelsea then travel away to Everton and Cardiff before hosting West Ham.
Chelsea also have two Europa League fixtures against Dynamo Kyiv this month, and while these games look like winnable games, they are difficult and easy to drop points from, and Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero has urged the squad to be focused and not look too far ahead so they don’t make a mistake.
“We are focused on that but we need to go step by step,” he said. “Every time we look too far ahead from the next game we make a mistake, so we have to be clear.
“There are a few games where two teams competing are involved, in the next match Arsenal play Spurs, which is good for us, but it’s only good if we win. We are happy with what we achieved but we have to be ready for the next game.”
Following the incident involving Kepa Arrizabalaga during Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, Caballero was given his first appearance of the season in the Premier League, and the 37-year-old was happy with the team’s performance and victory.
“After this victory, of course every supporter of Chelsea, every player and every part of the club is going to be happy,” said the goalkeeper.
“The atmosphere was amazing and we needed to win. We did it pretty well, we defended very well and we are happy that we finished a great game by defending well and scoring goals.”