Antonio Conte has set his side the challenge of winning “every game” if Chelsea wish to retain the Premier League title this season.
Manchester City remain unbeaten in the league – dropping just two points – and have a nine-point advantage over Chelsea at the top of the table.
“If you want to try to catch them, you have to win every game,” Conte told reporters today. “But as you know very well in this league, it’s very difficult to win every game.
“You have a difficulty when you play against a team that is in the relegation zone. For example after the international break last time, we lost against Crystal Palace.
“I think we have to remember this and to understand that if you want to fight for the title, it’s very important to win and not drop any points.”