Ramires has been speaking of Chelsea’s title aspirations and the importance of the Stamford Bridge fans.
In an interview with Globo Esporte and published by Sambafoot, on the of the Premier League’s most underrated players has issued a rallying cry to his teammates and supporters.
Chelsea currently lead the Premier League table, with Liverpool and Arsenal both trailing the blues by seven points – having played a game less.
As we enter the final two months of the season, Jose Mourinho’s side will be cautious of a late Manchester City revival and Liverpool’s current form. Any slip-up may prove costly, and Ramires was quick to point that out, saying:
"Manchester City have games in hand and a lot can happen,"
"We have to keep focusing on a game at a time, we can't fall into the trap of thinking that everything is okay."
"Any slip-up could be fatal at this point in the league."
As a result of Chelsea’s early-round FA Cup defeat at Manchester City, the Blues have continued to play their Premier League fixtures and now have just four home games remaining.
Jose Mourinho still has his incredible Premier League undefeated home-record which stretches back to when he first joined almost a decade ago – yet with Arsenal, Stoke City, Sunderland and Norwich still to visit, there is always the chance of that record being broken before this season has finished.
26-year-old Ramires knows the importance of Chelsea winning all of their remaining home games, and spoke of the importance of the supporters being their 12th man:
"The fans at Stamford Bridge have been our 12th player, they are creating an atmosphere which really helps our team."
"It's hard not to be excited right now but there is still a lot to be done before we can talk about the title."
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