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Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is looking forward to December 8 as the day that the Blues could top the Premier League.

That’s that day when Maurizio Sarri’s men host current leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking about Chelsea’s chances of topping the table, Azpilicueta said:

“It’s in our hands. Obviously if we don’t drop points, we have the chance to do it.

“We know that to get to that chance, you have to get the three points like we did against Palace.

“We cannot drop points, we need to work hard, keep improving. Let’s see on that day, if we have the chance to do it.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea will face Bate Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday before welcoming Everton to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.

He added that the although they won’t play well all the time, they still need to gain maximum points.

“We are happy with our results,” he said.

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“We know that still we can do better. The league is very tough – you have to fight for every game. We want to be at the top of the table, so we have to go game by game. We know that it’s going to be difficult, but we know how to win the Premier League, and we will try.”