The Blues won’t be bothered about how they secure their first Premier League title since 2010, says Liverpool great Graeme Souness.
Chelsea secured a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday evening thanks to Eden Hazard who found the back of the net in the 38th minute, but the west London side had only 29.4 per cent ball possession as they fought hard for the win.
Jose Mourinho's team are now 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, and if Chelsea win their next two games against Arsenal and Leicester, they would be crowned champions this month [April].
“It was done before today,” Souness told Sky Sports. “That group of players wouldn’t [blow it] if they’d lost today.
“You’ve seen what they’re about today. They were far from being at their best; they had a game plan and they stuck to it.
“They’ve ended up having 30 per cent of possession playing in front of their own supporters – they would not have enjoyed it. But like all the best teams they find a way to win.
“Chelsea have a way of winning games when they’re not at their best, and that makes them very dangerous.”
The former Liverpool midfielder continued: “Where I think Mourinho scores above lots of other managers it he gets really good players, top players, to buy into playing a certain way and being disciplined.
“The end game is the all-important thing. They’re limping over the line but it won’t matter a jot because their name will be on the trophy at the end of the season.
“There’s a saying in football that if you win the league, you deserve to win the league. You’ve been the most consistent, generally scored the most and conceded the fewest goals.
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“You couldn’t play like that every week at home, having 30% of the ball. The supporters just wouldn’t accept it. But it doesn’t really matter right now, in mid-April onwards.
“You’re out in front, you’ve played all your football, scored all your goals, done your entertaining, and now it’s down to business. Just get the points in the bag, thank you very much, on to next season and win it again.”