Updated: Jan 24
The Blues skipper has told his side that they have to buckle up ahead of games against Leicester, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Cesar Azpilicueta has issued a rallying cry to his Chelsea teammates warning them of important fixtures they have in February.
The Blues skipper has told his side that they have to buckle up and not drop their heads ahead of games against Leicester, Manchester United and Tottenham - that could define their position in the Premier League table.
Speaking after they were held to a 2-2 draw by 10-man Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, Azpilicueta admitted they must improve at both ends of the pitch.
“We have missed many opportunities to be higher up the table, so we have to learn from that,” said the 30-year-old.
“We cannot go back and change the results from the last few games.
“And now we have three important games in front of us in the Premier League that could define our position in the table. And obviously every point is huge, and hopefully we can have good games and win them.
“It’s going to be an important month. But every match is three points to be played for the same way we have been fighting for three points in every other game.”
The Spain international also revealed his frustration at the result against Mikel Arteta's Gunners - who fought back twice to share the spoils.
“We’re very frustrated to drop points again, especially when we were leading twice,” Azpilicueta told Chelsea’s official website.
“It’s two goals that it’s difficult to understand, and we came off a defeat at Newcastle, so it’s disappointing.
“My goal helped to get a result, but it’s not enough and we’re all bitterly disappointed.”