Chelsea ran out 1-0 winners over QPR at Loftus Road on Sunday and former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness praised their display on the day, labelling it as "the mark of champions”.
The Blues scored a late winning goal through Cesc Fabregas to edge closer to the Premier League title and Souness heaped praise on Jose Mourinho's side who are now seven points clear at the top of the table - with a game in hand.
"I thought it would come from a set piece because the pitch didn't allow for their quick, accurate passing when they got in the last third," he told Sky Sports.
"But that is the mark of champions, when you can win games without being anywhere near your best.
"It was windy, it was bobbly but they got there and that is the sign of champions. They've got that mental attitude where they think 'we will not lose today and somewhere down the line we will get a breakthrough and win 1-0', like they did."
"I think for Chelsea, you would normally say that's the performance of champions when they go out and beat someone 3 or 4-0 and been fabulous from start to finish," the Liverpool legend added.
"That was the display of champions again today, in the manner that they won the game. They just dogged it out and went challenge for challenge, effort for effort and just got across the line. That marks out champions and that's what Chelsea were about today."