Chelsea: Costa Brace Shoots Down Saints As Blues Go Seven Points Clear

The win stretched Conte's side lead at the top to seven points.

Also because he scored really important goals and two handsome goals.

Cahill's goal came after his former Chelsea teammate Oriol Romeu had levelled event, as well as the England global recognized his header came in the flawless time.

Eden Hazard does not see himself as a suitable candidate to replace John Terry as the Premier League leaders' captain next season.

But Conte said: "In my team, I don't want selfish players". Above all when you had to play after two and a half days, after a really strong game against Tottenham when we reached the final of the Cup.

The England worldwide told Sky Sports 1: "It feels like a massive step, to be honest". "It's not easy to make these strong choices". But to be able to do that, first of all we have to work very hard. I was confident. I was seeing the team show a great will to win. For sure it's not easy, not easy for him because this season he's not playing a lot.

"We lost to Manchester United but we have more confidence", Hazard said.

"The most important thing is to look at ourselves, tonight was a big win for us".

The Belgium worldwide came off the bench to inspire the Blues to a 4-2 win over London rivals Spurs at Wembley on Saturday as Premier League leaders Chelsea stayed on course for a domestic double.

Antonio Conte's men have piled the pressure on Tottenham ahead of their trip to Crystal Palace tomorrow night.

"It does feel like a massive step". We play before them, and they play on Wednesday, so we can create maybe trouble in the minds of Tottenham players.

The hosts were up at the break nonetheless, thanks to a Gary Cahill header from a Marcos Alonso assist that beat Forster at the far post to give Chelsea a 2-1 lead. It was a great timing [the second goal] and a big boost before half-time.

“For the forward its very important to score. because the goal is your life, ” Conte said.

Defender Gary Cahill is Chelsea's only doubt after he missed the cup semi with gastroenteritis, but Conte said the England global has returned to training and could feature.

"The lads didn't miss me against Tottenham at Wembley".