Gary Cahill could not hide his delight as Chelsea won 3-0 at Everton, a win that strengthened their grip on the Premier League title race.
Used to seeing Tottenham respond to them in the title race, the Blues had the chance to go first at Goodison Park.
And, after a tough first half, they took it, thanks to Pedro’s brilliant long-ranger, Cahill and Willian.
“This feels massive,” Cahill told Sky Sports 1.
“We’ve done what we needed to do. You can see the celebrations at the end. We knew this was a massive game, one of the hardest we had.
“It was convincing in the end, but we had to work very hard for it.
“We felt we needed to go to the next level in the second half. It was a special goal from Pedro. In some games you need a bit of class.”
Chelsea opened up a seven-point gap ahead of Tottenham’s game at Arsenal as a result.
“Credit to Tottenham (for their winning run) but we have earned that victory,” he added.
“We’ve been saying in our dressing room that we expect them to win every game. But you can see on my face what this means.”