Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has urged his side to maintain their standards if they want to challenge for Premier League glory this season.
The Blues, 4/1 with bet365 to be crowned champions, have opened their campaign with two wins out of two in the league, but Torres says that the hard work has only just begun.
He told the Evening Standard: “We can’t lose early points because Manchester City showed last season that they didn’t lose many.
“It is important after eight to ten games for the team to still be at the top because it means that is your position (for the season) more or less.”
Next up for Chelsea is a tough test at home to Newcastle United on Saturday, with the Magpies having drawn twice and won once on their last three league trips to Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, the Blues have wrapped up the signing of Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta from French outfit Marseille.