Pundit hails Chelsea after scrappy performance in derby victory over QPR

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Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness was very impressed with league leaders Chelsea in their 1-0 win against relegation threatened Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon, insisting the display was “the mark of champions”.

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The Blues struggled to create any chances throughout the game, in fact Cesc Fabregas’ 88th minute winner was their first shot on target and they also had goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to thank as he pulled off a super save to deny Matt Phillips in the second half while it was still goalless.

The manner of the victory in tough conditions at Loftus Road is what impressed Souness, who won five league titles in his playing career with Liverpool, the most:

“That is the mark of champions, when you can win games without being anywhere near your best.” he said on Sky Sports.

“It was windy, it was bobbly but they got there and that is the sign of champions. They’ve got that mental attitude where they think ‘we will not lose today and somewhere down the line we will get a breakthrough and win 1-0’, like they did.” he added.

12 points from their last seven games is all that is required for Chelsea to be crowned champions and could take a big step towards that target when they welcome the visit of in-form Manchester United to Stamford Bridge next weekend, where a win would put them 10 points clear at the top of the table.

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