Jose Mourinho says Chelsea's last gasp win at QPR has given them a glimpse of the Premier League trophy they will surely lift in coming weeks.
The Blues took all three points after an otherwise forgettable west London derby, with a Cesc Fabregas 88th minute strike – their first shot on goal.
But Mourinho insisted his team had performed, and that the win shone a glimpse of light on the silverware ahead.
“We played well in the circumstances,” said the Blues' boss. “They didn't let us play better and did their job very well.
“But every time I was champion, I remember a couple of matches my team won in the last minute. A little light that shines for the team that are going to be champions.
“OK, we lost two points at United in the last minute, but we won these two in the last minute. Also against Everton. The team was very stable and that stability allowed us to come into the last minute with a chance to win the game.”
Asked about the emotional effect on Arsenal, seven points behind and having played one game more, he said: “I don't know. What I know is it's not normal for a team to be top of the league since day one, since August every game top of the league... that's the team that deserves all the credit.
“Good runs, other teams with good runs... We had a good run since day one. Nobody should be disappointed. A good run since August... I think we deserve it.”
On the subject of Loic Remy, sidelined for this game with an injury, Mourinho said: “Small. Small injury. I think he should play next game, or be on the bench. He should be available.”