Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has insisted that his side must maintain their high level of performance if they are to have any chance to win silverware this season.
The Blues have won eight of their last nine matches in all competitions, the 2-1 EFL Cup defeat to Manchester United last week ending a run of seven straight victories.
Chelsea brushed off that loss by beating Watford on Saturday, though, and speaking in a press conference on Monday, England international Mount insisted such winning runs will be vital in the hunt for silverware.
Mount also opened up on the wide competition for places within Frank Lampard‘s squad and admitted that he himself must continue to perform well to keep his spot in the side.
“We’ve had to deal with competition throughout our whole time being in the academy,” the midfielder said. “You come into a team and there are players from all different countries so you have to work to show how good you are.
“There’s always been that competition within Chelsea, so we’re all ready for that, and there’s massive competition within the team now to fight for your place.
“We want to win trophies and we want to be top of the league. We’re so tight as a team, the bond is so good and we’ve got that focus and togetherness that we need to win trophies. That’s our next goal, to win a major trophy.
“We just need to keep getting better and better, which is what we’ve shown over the last couple of weeks. If we carry on this level of performance, we can definitely be a top contender in any competition.”
Chelsea’s next fixture sees them face Ajax at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues having already beaten the Dutch side in Amsterdam.