"I’m in a good rhythm, I’m getting a lot of game time. I don’t need rest, as I’ve said before, I’m at my best if I can play a lot of matches. That shows in the statistics and in the succession of matches in which I’ve played well. In my last season at Lille, I also had a good run, similar to now. I hope it will continue and that I will profit with both Belgium as well as Chelsea.But I must be aware that I don’t let myself burn out.”
"Demba is now very important. I proved earlier in the season that I was right to have three strikers because when one is injured you need the other two. I think it’s one of the best decisions we made to keep three strikers and it’s good for him that he scored." — Jose Mourinho.
Ba has, though, made just one start – in the “dead” Champions League tie against Steaua Bucharest, since October 6, with 14 appearances from the bench adding up to less than four hours of game-time between them.
"we are playing well defensively. We were all calm. No mistakes, no defensive mistakes. They can have control of the ball and of the game but that doesnt scare us. That’s a good feeling."
Jose Mourinho on his defense
Chelsea captain John Terry tells Saturday Night Football that he won’t be coming out of international retirement.
Fernando Torres is expected to miss two weeks after injuring his groin during warmups ahead of Saturday’s match against Tottenham.
"I think at this moment Azpilicueta is unbeatable. For many, many matches I haven’t seen one player beat Azpilicueta in an individual duel," Jose Mourinho
If there’s one player at Chelsea that always goes unnoticed it’s Dave. He is one of the main reasons our back four has been so solid. I mean, it takes something pretty special to displace Ashley Cole.
Petr Cech was unbeaten for the seventh Premier League game in 10 as the Blues extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points.
Frank Lampard made his 400th Premier League start today for Chelsea
Chelsea have the best home record in the Premier League: 38 points out of 42.
The team with the best home record in the League has won the title in each of the last 23 years.
Hazard celebrates after scoring from the spot to put Chelsea up 2-0.
Eto’o breaks the deadlock at Stamford Bridge.
The opening goal was the 300th club goal in the career of Samuel Eto, 7th Premier League goal this season; well done to him.
Congrats to Frank Lampard who today makes his 573rd career Premier League appearance, making him the 2nd all-time appearance maker behind Giggs(629).