Soccer: Squad power behind Chelsea’s title push


Chelsea midfielder Willian believes wholesome competitors for locations has been one of many driving forces behind the Premier League leaders’ assault on the title this season.

Chelsea have a 10-point cushion over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur with 12 video games remaining.

Willian additionally feels the power of the squad means supervisor Antonio Conte can depend on his bench to make an influence.

“As soon as we have now an opportunity to return in (to the workforce), we have now to attempt to do our greatest. It exhibits how collectively the entire squad is, not solely 11 gamers,” the Brazilian informed British media.

“It is good to have 15 gamers or extra that battle for positions, however in a great way, to attempt to assist the workforce.

“And after we make a substitution within the sport we’re approaching and attempting to do our greatest, for the workforce, and to assist Chelsea win.”

Regardless of scoring 5 targets in 22 league video games, Willian has not began within the final three with Conte opting to make use of in-form Pedro in Chelsea’s entrance line.

Chelsea journey to London rivals West Ham United, who’re ninth, on Monday.

(Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Ken Ferris)