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What Conte said to Moses, others before Stoke win - Cahill

EPL By: Collins Udeme | 19/03/2017

What Conte said to Moses, others before Stoke win - Cahill

Chelsea match winner Gary Cahill believes Antonio Conte's words to Victor Moses and his Blues team-mates played a major role in Saturday's vital win over Stoke City at the Britannia.

The Nigerian international recovered well on time to take his place in the Blues' starting line-up against the Potters after overcoming an injury scare. The 26-year old was taken off injured Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Manchester United on Monday, and there were doubts he would miss Chelsea’s next games and also Nigeria’s.

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Conte was the chief cheerleader on Saturday, swinging his arms round and round in front of the travelling fans as the Moses and his troops left it late to spark wild celebrations from the players, the away fans and Chelsea staff. Cahill made up for conceding a penalty by scoring a late winner as Chelsea moved a step closer to the Premier League title with victory at Stoke.

The former Bolton Wanderers centre-half in a post match reaction said: "The manager told us to keep playing our football and wins are all that matter at this stage.

"We only had two Premier League games in this month. We managed to get the results and now we can sit back and watch tomorrow's games. There will be pressure.

"I have played in that situation where a team has won and you have to go out and get a result." Cahill is quoted as saying on BBC Sports

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The victory sent Chelsea 13 points clear clear of Tottenham at the top with 10 games to play, although Spurs have a game in hand.

The Premier League takes a break for the next round of World Cup qualifiers, after which Moses and his team-mates host Crystal Palace on April 1, the same day Stoke visit Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi's Leicester.