Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has claimed that his side's form is being overshadowed by Manchester City's unbeaten streak, after beating Southampton 1-0 in the Premier League.
The Blues dominated much of the game, and Marcos Alonso's long-range free-kick was enough to seal the points against a Saints side offering little in the way of attacking endeavour.
Speaking after the win, via the Evening Standard, Conte drew attention to his side's current run of form, which has seen them win eight of their last ten Premier League matches. The Italian said:
"I want to remember that in the last 10 games, we won eight games, drew only one game against Liverpool away and lost only one game, at West Ham.
"If someone asks me if I want to sign for this in the next 10 games, I'm ready. Someone is forgetting this run because there is a team winning every game (Manchester City)...My players in the last 10 games did a good job."
Conte also faced questions over how comfortable he felt with his side winning by a slim, one goal margin. The former Juventus coach said:
"When the score is only 1-0, despite the fact you create many chances to score a second goal, you don't stay more relaxed. But I'm happy because I saw the right attention, the right commitment of my players. We finished with a clean sheet. I think it's important for our goalkeeper, for our team.
"This season we've created many chances, but we must be more accurate with the finishing. When you score more than one goal, you can stay more relaxed. Me, as well as my players."