Chelsea defeated Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power stadium to record their third win in three games in all competitions, thanks to goals from Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic. Chelsea is getting their act together after a difficult start to the season.
The blues are also in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after defeating Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea are now 11 points behind fourth-place Tottenham Hotspurs.
Ben Chilwill, who was on the score sheet against Leicester City, has insisted that the 12 remaining matches in the Premier League are a must-win for Chelsea if they want to make the top-four finish.
What did Ben Chilwell say?
After the win over Leicester City, the England left-back said:” It’s easy to get complacent. Three victories, but we still know we’ve still got so much work to do this season, a lot to build on. There are positives, but there are things we can work on from today, and that’s what we are going to do. We have a week until Everton now.
“Every game now between here and the end of the season is going to have to be that same mindset, a must-win match. We’ve still got big aspirations for the season; that is where we are at.
“We are going game by game. Whether you are at the top or where we are now. We have a week to work now. Of course, we are going to enjoy that win on Saturday [vs Leicester], a great win, but we’ve got a lot of big games coming up so we need to make sure we are ready.
“Coming off the back of what was a massive win for us on Tuesday, it was equally important in our heads before the game to win today. We didn’t want to come here after Tuesday’s game and put in a bad performance.”
Chilwell also hailed the Chelsea supporters who traveled to support the team at King Power stadium.
He added: “I loved the way the fans got behind us. They have done all season; it’s been a difficult season, but they’ve stuck with us, and today to hear them singing that song [won the European Cup] the whole game was nice for me, gave me a little bit of a boost.
“Then the scenes at the end, seeing all the fans who traveled up the country to support us, thankfully we gave them three points. It was just a good moment at the end to celebrate with them, to show that togetherness that we all have.”
He reflected on his goal against Leicester City: “It was probably one of the most enjoyable goals for myself of my career. It’s no bad blood at all, and I really enjoy coming back here and seeing all of the old faces that I used to see all the time, day to day.
“But when it’s that 90 minutes on the pitch, of course I’m going to give everything to win the game for Chelsea, and thankfully today I contributed with a goal.”