David Luiz has urged Chelsea to remain grounded despite their commanding advantage at the Premier League summit.
The Blues beat Swansea 3-1 on Saturday to move 11 points clear of Manchester City, their nearest rivals entering this weekend’s fixtures.
Luiz told Chelsea TV: “(We) need to go game by game. Premier League everybody knows is difficult.
“So keep the feet on the floor, with humility, working hard. That’s the way.”
It was as if Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was speaking.
The Italian has previous experience of slipping up in the home straight while he was a player with Juventus.
And Conte does not want a repeat as he vowed Chelsea would focus only on themselves. The Blues next play at West Ham on March 6.
“(Eleven points) is not the reality,” Conte said.
“The other teams have to play the game. For sure we have to look at ourselves, to play game by game and to continue to show we are deserving to stay at the top of the league.
“Next week we have to prepare (for) a really tough game against West Ham.”