Branislav Ivanovic has admitted that Saturday’s win over Southampton at St.Mary’s Stadium was the club’s toughest away fixture yet.
Speaking on the club’s official website, the goalscorer revealed he didn’t see the moment his header hit the back of the net.
In the final few moments of the game, Ivanovic found himself on the end of a Willian corner and managed to force a powerful header towards Fraser Forster and into the back of the net.
Ivanovic, who captained Chelsea on the day said:
I didn’t actually see the ball go into the net but it is fantastic, a great feeling, I think these goals are not important for the individual but they are important for us and we work as a team.
The win continues Guus Hiddink’s unbeaten run in the league and for a moment, Chelsea found themselves in the top half of the league but finished the day in 11th place.
The Serbian added:
It was a very difficult game, I think the hardest game away for us this season, we had to work really, really hard for these three points. We controlled the game but Southampton were very difficult to defend against because they played very well in counter-attack, but we scored our goals and I think we deserved these big three points.
The Blues are now only one point behind Watford in 10th place and will hope to continue to climb the table. Up next for Chelsea is an away trip to Norwich who come into the game on the back of a late defeat to league leaders, Leicester.