A win over Hull City on Sunday will give Chelsea the boost they need to finish the season and win the Premier League title after only having managed to draw against top-four hopeful Southampton before crashing out of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain midweek.
“We are there, we are strong, we are confident. We believe in our capacity to stay there until the last match,” said the defiant Portuguese.
“We know we fight against that word you use so many times – complacency – the best way to fight is to know (there is a) long way to go.”
And with also this in mind manager Jose Mourinho will be looking to get all three points against Steve Bruce’s struggling Hull on Sunday at the KC Stadium with a mostly unchanged team.
Belgium international Thibaut Courtois will remain between the posts for the Blues after some spectacular saves which sees him to remain first choice ahead of Petr Cech.
The speculation here is that Chelsea will remain unchanged at the back with Captain John Terry and Gary Cahill being preferred over Kurt Zouma, while Cesar Azpilicueta continues ahead of the possible summer return of Filippe Luis to Atletico Madrid with Jose Mourinho hoping to use him as leverage to sign midfielder Koke.
With Brazilian William a doubt it could present Juan Cuadrado with the opportunity of showing the Chelsea fans what he can do after a fairly obscure start to life at Stamford Bridge, while Nigerian John Obi Mikel remains out injured.
Up-front will once more be leading scorer Diego Costa who once more found his shooting boots after scoring his first goal in eight games against Southampton last weekend.