GARY CAHILL has admitted Chelsea’s win over Southampton was a massive step towards winning the Premier League.
Goals from Eden Hazard, a Diego Costa double and a Cahill header ensured Antonio Conte’s side moved seven points clear of Tottenham at the top of the table.
Spurs have the chance to respond tomorrow night when they take on Crystal Palace.
Cahill said: “It does feel like a massive step. First time for a long time we’ve played first [before Tottenham in the league].
“Marcos Alonso popped a nice ball across and it’s great for a defender.
“It was a great timing [the second goal] and a big boost before half-time. Most important thing is that we get the win.”
Cahill has had a bout of gastroenteritis but is now ready to help Chelsea win the title.
He added: “I feel OK. I’m just recovering. The lads didn’t miss me against Tottenham at Wembley.
“This result leaves us in a good position. We have a big game this weekend [at Everton].”
Chelsea’s next challenge is a Premier League match with Everton on Sunday.