Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard says it was important for the Blues to keep a clean sheet during their 3-0 victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
The 25-year-old was outstanding and opened the scoring with a brilliant solo effort, his second of the campaign, before Willian and Victor Moses also netted.
Hazard insists that his side produced a superb attacking display but he says he was equally pleased with his side keeping a clean sheet.
‘For the defence and everybody it’s important,’ Hazard said.
‘The manager spoke about it before the game, for the last 13 matches we’ve conceded a goal so a clean sheet is always good for the confidence. It’s a lot easier to win when you don’t concede a goal.
‘We created a lot of chances and scored three beautiful goals. There is no doubt we deserved to win and we want to play like that in every game.
The Belgium international admits that Blues manager Antonio Conte has played a vital role in helping his side gain confidence and motivating the team to perform well.
‘He’s tried to give us confidence,’ he added.
‘He knows players because he used to be one. We had one bad season but we are trying to do better. He tries to motivate us and we are giving everything.
‘He told me to sometimes to go inside, sometimes to stay wide and open up the game. He wants me to score some goals and make a difference.’
Chelsea will now take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League on September 11.
Kick-off has been set for 17:00.