Phil Neville: How I would describe Chelsea in one word

The former Manchester United defender was impressed with Chelsea's performance in a 4-2 win against Stoke City on New Year's Eve

Phil Neville says he would use the word “relentless” to describe Chelsea’s performance in their 4-2 win against Stoke City on New Year’s Eve.

The Blues edged to a 13th successive Premier League victory over Antonio Conte’s side managed to maintain their composure despite Stoke City equalising twice during the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

The west London outfit were twice pegged back after Gary Cahill and then Willian had handed the hosts a first-half lead following goals from Stoke duo Bruno Martins Indi and Peter Crouch.

However, Willian and Diego Costa scored second-half goals to extinguish any prospect of an unlikely Stoke victory and extend their winning run to 13 games in the Premier League.

Speaking on Match of the Day on New Year’s Eve following Chelsea’s six-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge, Neville praised the leaders’ performance against Stoke.

“The word that everyone keep using with Chelsea is ‘relentless’ and if there was ever a moment, it was the third goal,” Neville said.

“They conceded the second goal, 15 seconds later, they had the ball in the stoke net.”

Chelsea will make the short trip to Tottenham Hotspur in their next Premier League game at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.

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