Jorginho: Chelsea have ruthless edge we have missed in recent seasons

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Jorginho has warned Chelsea’s title rivals that the Blues have a ruthless edge that they have missed in recent seasons.

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to three points on Saturday after winning 3-0 at Newcastle on a day when both Liverpool and Manchester City dropped points.

Though the scoreline at St James’ Park looked comfortable, Thomas Tuchel’s were frustrated before Reece James broke the deadlock after 65 minutes.

James then added a second before Jorginho put the seal on another impressive Chelsea display from the penalty spot.

Chelsea play Malmo in the Champions League tomorrow and then have a chance to solidify their position before the international break when they host struggling Burnley on Saturday.

Jorginho said: “We need to try to win every single game and not drop points in these kind of games.

“Maybe we missed that in the last two or three years.

“It feels good that we won [against Newcastle] because we need to look at ourselves and not have a focus on the other teams. We have a focus just on us, what we have to do and what we are doing because if we keep working like this, keep pushing and putting the group first then we can have the results we want.

“Then we will see at the end of the season what can happen.”

Jorginho was full of praise for James, who continued his fine form with two goals with either foot.

“He’s amazing with both feet,” said the Italy midfielder. “He opened the game for us, which was great. It [the first] was a beautiful goal.

“It was hard because they were defending well and there was not much space to find a pass or to run with the ball. They were defending very well with all 11 players in 20 or 25 metres but we kept pushing, we kept pressing and counter-pressing when we lost the ball, and we had control of the whole game, which is what we tried to do.

“To not allow Newcastle to have a counter-attack here in their stadium is not easy and we did that so I think we did a good job.”

Chelsea were due to travel out to Sweden today before tomorrow’s European clash against Malmo.

Mason Mount missed the win at Newcastle through illness but was hopeful of being able to included in the squad for the Group H clash.

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