Saturday's 1-0 over Everton showed how Jose Mourinho's sides can grind out wins, with John Terry's dramatic late winner clinching a vital three points in a hard fought win.
Yet, despite a steady if unspectacular season – and subsequent rise to the summit of the Premier League – manager Mourinho continues to play down Chelsea's chances of winning the title, even suggesting this weekend that they don't have a goalscorer capable of firing them to glory.
"No, it is not possible," he said. "We don't have a goalscorer. Samuel Eto'o. Yes, Eto'o, but he is 32, maybe even 35, I don't know."
He has consistently been linked with moves for Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain or AS Monaco's Falcao, but that would only come at the end of the season, leaving Mourinho to cope with Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba as his strikers until the summer.
There are just 11 games of the Premier League season to play, and the stat that could tell us where the title is going would suggest Chelsea will be crowned Champions – after all, whilst leading the league in February, Mourinho has never lost the title.
That record spans his time in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, and it proves that Mourinho has a proven track record of getting his teams over the finish line. Now top of the league and with the end of the season drawing ever closer, could anybody really break Mourinho's outstanding record?
Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool will be hoping that Mourinho's men will fall away in the coming weeks, but given that incredible stat, who would back against the Premier League heading to Stamford Bridge?
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