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Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League as the Blues defeated Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
It wasn’t an easy game away from home, but it was an efficient performance from Frank Lampard’s team.
The win took Chelsea from 9th to 7th, with Chelsea set to play a number of difficult games in the coming days, with games against Leicester City and Tottenham still to come in January.
Speaking after the win against Fulham, Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta revealed that there is still a lot to be improved on.
Azpilicueta said: “We knew that it would not be easy and in the end we managed to get three points and hopefully we can go from here, but we know that we have to improve still so we take the three points and now we move on.
“The season is long but we are nearly halfway through and we know that every game is very important, every point is difficult to get. It’s better obviously for the confidence to win a game, although we can play better and we should play better. That’s the reality.
“We have to be very demanding of ourselves and obviously that’s the work that we do day-by-day in Cobham, and we have to take it into the games. For the confidence it’s obviously much better to get the three points so we’ll keep practicing and keep working. Hopefully that will bring us the momentum.
“We still have a lot of room to improve, we know that. We are Chelsea, we always want more. We have been in a difficult moment, getting bad results, not keeping clean sheets in matches as much as would like and we were not solid, we were not scoring goals. We have to restart and defend together better, move the ball better, create spaces for each other and against Fulham we saw a little improvement.
“But we know that they are just three points, we are far from where we want to be. We have to keep winning. So now we have to recover well. In three days we have another massive test against Leicester and we have to be ready for it because it’s going to be a tough one again.”