ROMEU: KEEP ON FIGHTING
With Tottenham above in the table and Arsenal and Liverpool below all failing to pick up three points this weekend, our first victory at Stamford Bridge in the league since Manchester City were defeated a month ago was very welcome.
It remains Chelsea's ambition to overhaul the leaders, who don't play until Monday evening, confirmed the young Spaniard who is experience his first Barclays Premier League campaign, and with that in mind, it was vital to keep the momentum given by the win at Wolves going, even if the winning margin against Sunderland was narrow.
'It was very important to get the three points. It didn't matter the way to get the victory, the thing was to get the victory,' said Romeu.
'We need to go on winning the games to get close to the teams on top of the league. We need to go step by step. Now the league is very difficult but you can never say the league is over, you have to fight to the end.'
Torres by just a few inches missed out on the goal his display deserved but again he had played a part in making one, as had been the case in the previous two games.
'The people used to say that if he [Torres] doesn't score then he is not playing good, but that is not true,' insisted Romeu.
'He is playing good and he helped us to get the goals. He was playing very good in the game at Wolves and now he played another big game for us. Every ball he fights and he is big player for us.
'If he is happy, if he is enjoying it on the pitch then he is going to play better and he helps us much more than if he is not enjoying it on the pitch. He is playing very good in the two last games and that is good news for us.'
Romeu's next appearance will be his 20th for Chelsea and he has plenty of reason to be enjoying his football this season.
'I am very happy that I am playing and that is the most important thing. All the players want to be there and you have to take the chance and play as well as you can.'