Ben Chilwell is anticipating a tough fixture list for Chelsea in the coming weeks and says he is all but prepared for the challenge.
Ben Chilwell was one of the stellar performers for Chelsea as they secured a narrow 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.
The England international setup the cross that resulted in the only goal and winning goal by Timo Werner.
Prior to the game, Chelsea and West Ham were locked on the same points and a victory for the Blues was crucial in their quest for a Champions League spot.
Reflecting on the result, Chilwell admits Chelsea were not at that best but was pleased to see his side claim the three points that mattered the most.
“When you look at the game and what it meant to both teams in the fight for top four, the win was massively important and thankfully we got it,” he said to the club’s official website.
“We knew before the game that physically they’re very strong, on the wings and in midfield they want to run all day and they’ve got great quality going forward. We knew what kind of game it was going to be – we were going to have few chances and would have to defend to stop them having chances.”
“The clean sheet is very big. We only got one goal and could probably have had a few more but we didn’t play our best so the win was important.”
Asides from the Premier League top-four race, Chelsea still have the Champions League and FA Cup to deal with over the next few weeks. That means a potentially gruesome schedule list but Chilwell says he is braced up for it.
“This is the reason I came to Chelsea,” he added.
“You want to be playing in so-called cup finals every week when you’re challenging for the top four. We also have a semi-final against Read Madrid, which is the stuff you dream about as a kid, and then an FA Cup final.”
“We’re all very excited because every week there’s an important game and we’re challenging for silverware. These are the games you want to be playing in so we’re very happy to be where we are. It’s a chance to win two competitions so emotionally and physically we’re very ready for the final push.”