Chelsea’s Reece James has revealed the importance of his side’s victory over Newcastle United on Saturday.
The Blues were 3-0 winners at St James Park, with James scoring a brace and Jorginho netting a Premier League record breaking penalty to secure the three points away from home.
It sees Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the table, three points ahead of Liverpool and five ahead of Manchester City.
In an interview with the official Chelsea website, James spoke on the importance of the victory at Newcastle, as he said:
“Coming away from home to St James’ Park, which is a tough place, and picking up three points when the two teams behind have dropped points is obviously a great result for us and puts us in a strong position.”
“Everyone loves playing and everyone wants to win, the team spirit in the changing room at the moment is unbelievable.”
The right wing-back has now scored four goals this season, with the others coming against Arsenal earlier in the season and Norwich City last weekend.