Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel had urged his players to give a response in the game against Leeds United.
Chelsea had won just one in their last five, and another drop in points was unacceptable, especially after the 2-2 draw against Wolves.
Tuchel had cancelled Sunday as a free day in order to get a response from his players against Leeds United.
After a 3-0 win against Leeds, the Chelsea manager surely got the response he was looking for.
“If you want to be loved on a daily basis you should not become a high level football coach. It will not happen,” Tuchel had said.
“At this moment I’m probably not popular. Most of them expected a 30 minute team talk and then to watch the game again. Once they understood why they were in and the weather was fine most of them accepted it.
“I need a free day – because I also cancelled my free Sunday! I also had some plans on Sunday morning and they were cancelled. But this happens.
“There was even an Under-23s game at 1 p.m., and two thirds of the team stayed and watched it. Nobody was getting in their car and getting away. They take their responsibility, and that is what I love about the team.”