Antonio Conte warned that Chelsea will get keep getting better after they kept the heat on the Premier League pace-setters with a 2-0 victory at Southampton.
Convincing wins for Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool on Saturday had put pressure on Conte’s men as they faced a Saints side unbeaten in five matches.
But goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa ensured they responded with a comfortable triumph to stay a point behind the top three.
The Blues registered a fourth straight league win for the first time since April 2015, when they were coasting towards their last title.
Ominously for their rivals, they have scored 11 goals in those four games and conceded none, with their three-man defence holding firm once again without captain John Terry.
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