Chelsea captain John Terry praised the character of his Premier League-title chasing team to bounce back from conceding a two-goal lead to beat Hull and enter the international break on a high.
Draws against Paris St Germain — a result which ended the Blues’ Champions League participation — and Southampton may have knocked confidence.
And when Hull came back from going 2-0 down after nine minutes to draw level at 2-2, Chelsea had to dig deep to win 3-2 through Loic Remy’s strike.
It leaves Jose Mourinho’s men with a six-point lead and with a game in-hand on second-placed Manchester City.
“The importance of the win showed on the players’ faces and that of the manager afterwards,” Terry said.
“When you set the standard so high as we have done from the word go, then start dropping points at home and go out of the Champions League, once again it comes back down to character.
“It was an important three points.”
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