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Chelsea stars Thibaut Courtois and Cesc Fabregas have had their say on the side’s defeat of West Brom on Sunday.

Courtois recorded his eighth clean sheet of the season whilst Fabregas set up Diego Costa’s magnificent winner.

The result maintains the Blues’ three-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

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On the West Brom game, Courtois began: ‘We are very happy with the points. We had to be patient with our work.

‘West Brom put a good organisation out there and defended well. It was really hard to find a gap’.

Fabregas echoed Courtois’ appraisal of the match, and was delighted to have set up the winning goal.

‘They had a plan and they played it very well, but thanks to Diego once again we have three points, it’s fantastic.

‘There is something that every pass I make he turns it into something special,’ he said.

‘It will probably count as an assist but it was all him. The football wasn’t the best but we knew we had to go in behind and push them lower and lower with good pressure’.

Meanwhile, Conte said Costa ‘is showing his passion in the right way’ after scoring his 12th league goal of the season to seal the points.

‘For me, it’s fantastic. I always say to my players, “stay focused on the pitch”. I don’t like the provocation, I want to have players with great behaviours’.

Brilliant

After West Brom had shaded the first ten minutes of the match, Chelsea bounced back to eventually take a late lead through Costa’s brilliant finish.

A hopeful ball was hooked down the channel by Fabregas; Costa did the rest. Muscling past a defender, he curled a sumptuous strike into the top corner with aplomb.

Marcos Alonso almost added a second with a rising drive, and Chelsea withstood late pressure to make it nine wins in a row since that defeat to Arsenal.

With Liverpool and Manchester City dropping further ground, the Gunners will be Chelsea’s biggest rivals for the title this season.

Alex has been a Chelsea fan for two decades. Since a very young age, he's followed the Blues both home and away. His favourite-ever Chelsea players are Roberto di Matteo, Carlo Cudicini, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, and Petr Cech.

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