Antonio Conte wants his Chelsea side to build on their club record 12 straight wins by marching on to the Premier League title.
Should the Blues, who beat Bournemouth 3-0 on Boxing Day, defeat Stoke and Tottenham in their next two games, they will equal Arsenal's Premier League record of 14 successive wins.
But statistical landmarks matter little to former Juventus and Italy boss Conte, who wants his side to reclaim the Premier League trophy they won in May 2015 after relinquishing it so poorly last season.
"I prefer to win the title than the record," Conte, who was appointed in the summer, told Chelsea TV.
"Records are important, but not all. It's important to write history only when you win.
"To be in the history of the club and to win 12 games in a row is fantastic. But with the players we want to continue."
Chelsea's win came despite the absence of striker Diego Costa and midfielder N'Golo Kante, both suspended for accumulating five yellow cards.
Pedro now has five cautions and will miss Saturday's New Year's Eve clash with Stoke, meaning Costa is almost certain to return.
Conte added: "I received a great answer of all the group. It's fantastic to know you can count on all players. They deserved this victory in this way."
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