EPL: Being top only matters on last day of season, says Chelsea's David Luiz

Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 11:20 IST | PA Sport

Chelsea defender David Luiz has warned his teammates top spot in the Premier League table is worth nothing to them unless they occupy it on the final day of the season

David Luiz
David Luiz

London: Chelsea defender David Luiz has warned his teammates top spot in the Premier League table is worth nothing to them unless they occupy it on the final day of the season.

The Blues moved above Liverpool and Manchester City with Sunday's 1-0 win at Middlesbrough, their sixth straight victory in the competition. However, Luiz knows Antonio Conte's men cannot ease up if they are to achieve their dreams for the season.

The Brazil international told Chelsea TV: "It's important to finish at the top of the league. Of course we are happy, but it's too early to speak about that. It's important in the last game to finish at the top of the league. That's our goal."

Diego Costa's lone strike was enough to settle affairs at the Riverside Stadium as promoted Boro made life difficult for the visitors and the result remained in doubt until the death. However, the defence which has provided the foundation for Chelsea's push held firm once again to record a sixth successive clean sheet in the league.

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