Chelsea assistant first team coach Steve Holland reflected on Chelsea's 3-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday.
It was the Blues’ first game after Jose Mourinho was sacked.
Chelsea have since Mourinho's sacking appointed Guus Hiddink to take charge until the end of the season.
‘It was a very important three points for the club today,’ Holland said, Chelsea's official website reports.
‘Our league position is very poor. Had we lost we would have gone in to the bottom three so it’s a very important three points.
‘We are going day by day and game by game. We are in a poor position in the league. That's been improved slightly today. The priority has to be to rescue what we can of our season in the Premier League. How high we can go, I don't know.
'You saw some signs today in the first half of what the players are capable of. We still have the FA Cup and the Champions League, two competitions we can compete for, and we have to try and do the best thing possible in the Premier League. The focus is very clear.’