Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta has told IBTimes UK that Liverpool defeating Manchester City is helpful for the Blues's aspirations to win the Premier League but the result will not affect them in their approach to their coming games.
City lost 2-1 at Anfield just before Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final on 1 March. This leaves Jose Mourinho's side with the possibility of increasing the gap between themselves and Manuel Pellegrini's side to eight points should they win at West Ham on 4 March and the Manchester club loses at Leicester City.
Azpilicueta, however, has refused to take Chelsea's position for granted and says his team will will try to win the remaining 12 games of the campaign in order to clinch their second major title of the season.
When questioned by IBTimes UK whether the Chelsea players were thinking about the City defeat during the League Cup final, he said: "Obviously it is not bad for us but we were just fully focused on our game against Tottenham.
"The Manchester City result helps us but we have to keep our way no matter what City do. If we win every game from now to the end of the season, we will be the champions. We were the leaders before the game and we knew that whatever happened at Anfield we were going to remain as the leaders. That's what we do. We focus on our games."
Meanwhile, when questioned about the match against Tottenham and Mourinho's approach to the game, with centre-back Kurt Zouma playing as a defensive midfielder, Azpilicueta said: "The most important thing it that we have the cup. A final is all about winning and we won.
"Finals depend on the very small details and it was like that. I think we controlled the game quite well. We knew it was going to be a tough game. We are very happy. We managed to suffer when Tottenham pushed us and controlled the game until scoring a goal before half-time. Then it was easier."