Jose Mourinho has said that his Chelsea side have the mental strength needed to hold off their competitors and win the Premier League this season.
By virtue of their seven-point lead over second-placed Arsenal, the Blues, who also have a game in hand, are overwhelming favourites to clinch a fourth league title – and third under Mourinho.
With so much at stake, it had been suggested that the West Londoners were struggling with the pressure after labouring to wins over Stoke City and Hull City in recent weeks.
However, the Portuguese insists that his troops are perfectly relaxed over their fate and is confident that they will deliver the goods.
“You can do amazingly well for seven, eight, nine months, but the moment of truth always arrives and the moment of truth for us is get the wins we need to be champions,” he told The Mirror.
“So to be mentally strong but, at the same time, be comfortable with the situation is very important.
“I think people are comfortable. I look at the players and see people who are relaxed to play these last two months – to fight for the title is the best motivation you can have in the game.”