Cesar Azpilicueta has told Sky Sports that Chelsea are in a good position to end a five year wait for another league title this season.
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The Blues haven’t won the Premier League since the 2009-10 season and are currently six points clear of second placed Manchester City with a game in hand against bottom-of-the-table Leicester City at the end of the month.
Against Hull City last time out, the West London outfit needed a late goal from Loic Remy to win 3-2 after blowing a two goal lead in the first half, and they host Stoke City in the late kick-off on Saturday knowing another win will take them a step closer to winning a fifth league championship.
Cesar Azpilicueta has been a consistent performer since arriving in England in the summer of 2012, fending off competition from Ashley Cole at left-back last season, and despite the signing of Felipe Luis he has gone on to make that position his own this campaign.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge, the Spanish international believes his side deserve to be rewarded for their consistency since the start of the season:
“We have been top of the table since day one.” he said
“We kept that position obviously and had very good moments, as well as some less good moments, but we were there still top of the table and this is the strength of the team.”
“You can be up and down, but you have to be focused on the target and I think now we are in a very good position.” he added.