“I love what I feel, and I feel the quality and intensity, and enthusiasm in training.
“The players are eager and hungry to compete and I like what I feel – a strong bond between the players and I feel a strong club.
“I like what I’ve seen in the games, there are a lot of good behaviours and I trust in the quality in the individuals and trust in us as a group.
“Once you arrive at this stage, there is no other approach than to over-perform as a group and this is only possible if you feel the bond between the players if you are involved as a coach, and I feel all of these things.”
Chelsea will draw on that strong team spirit when they host Manchester United on Sunday aiming to extend their unbeaten run and make up ground on the Premier League’s top four.