Stamford Bridge boss moves to avert any sense of dressing room complacency.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been at pains to stress that whilst his side have opened a seven point lead over Man City the title race is apparently anything but over.
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In reports in the Daily Star Mourinho has moved to quash talk of the Premier League title being in the bag following his side’s win over Aston Villa.
The West London side’s win at Villa Park, coupled with Man City’s home draw with Hull City, means that Chelsea are now very handily placed at the Premier League summit but Mourinho is keen to avoid complacency setting in.
“When you are top of the league you don’t need other teams to lose points. You just have to focus on yourselves.
“This was a very important victory but in this country seven points is nothing. Every game is difficult. I am not surprised by anything in this country. Any team can take points from another team.
“There are still 14 games to go and 42 points to play for.”
Chelsea’s win over Aston Villa was certainly no picnic, with Paul Lambert’s side ending a lengthy goal drought to force the visitors to dig in for a result, with Branislav Ivanovic’s superb effort clinching victory.