Chelsea are ignoring the challenge of Manchester City and Manchester United for the Premier League title as they push for the title over the course of the season, according to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
While City are close behind the Blues in the table, Chelsea extended the gap between them to three points yesterday with a 2-0 win against Stoke.
As a result, Chelsea head into Christmas day top of the table, and Jose Mourinho, Chelsea’s manager, has never not won a league title after being top of the table over the festive period.
John Terry and Cesc Fabregas scored the goals as the Blues stormed past Mark Hughes’ side.
Courtois returned to Chelsea this summer after an impressive loan spell with Atletico Madrid, where he won La Liga and reached the Champions League final.
He returned to the starting eleven yesterday after three games out with a groin injury.
While he admitted there is pressure, he said the side don’t look at the likes of Man City and Man Utd with fear.
Courtois said: “There is always pressure. City are always right behind us and Manchester United also. We know we have to win, but we try just to look at ourselves.
“We don’t look too much at the other teams behind us. We knew we had to win at Stoke, not just because City won, but for ourselves to keep on going and to win this league.”