Romeu delighted with Chelsea victory over Sunderland

Oriol Romeu has hailed the importance of three points against Sunderland and heaped praise on striker Fernando Torres, chelseafc.com reports.

The Spanish midfielder, signed from Barcelona in the summer, has impressed in the defensive anchor role in Chelsea’s midfield and played a vital part in the 1-0 win on Saturday. Romeu was involved in the goal for Frank Lampard and the 20 year old is going from strength to strength, making 19 appearances for the Blues already this season. Chelsea sit in fourth place, eight points behind league leaders Manchester City, and Romeu knows that his side must keep pushing if they want to challenge for the title.

Romeu said: ‘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. 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’ acrobatic scissors kick crashed off the bar and dropped to Lampard for the Chelsea goal and Romeu believes his compatriot is working hard for the team and is an important player. Romeu said: ‘He (Torres) is playing good and he helped us 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 a big player for us.’

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