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Luiz echoes manager Conte with vow to stay focused on title tilt

By Matt McGeehan

David Luiz says Chelsea are remaining grounded despite their commanding advantage at the Premier League summit.

The Blues beat Swansea 3-1 on Saturday to move 11 points clear of Manchester City.

Luiz said: "(We) need to go game by game. Premier League everybody knows is difficult. So keep the feet on the floor, with humility, working hard. That's the way."

It was as if Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was speaking. The Italian has previous experience of slipping up in the home straight while he was a player with Juventus.

And Conte does not want a repeat as he vowed Chelsea would focus only on themselves.

"(Eleven points) is not the reality," Conte said. "The other teams have to play the game. For sure we have to look at ourselves, to play game by game and to continue to show we are deserving to stay at the top of the league."

Cesc Fabregas scored on his 300th Premier League appearance but Fernando Llorente equalised on the stroke of half-time.

Pedro scored Chelsea's second when his shot deceived Swansea's goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and Diego Costa added a late third for the Blues.

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