Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte has tasked his players to be more clinical in front of goal in subsequent games, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Conte who guided Chelsea to their tenth consecutive win of the season beating Sunderland by a lone goal courtesy of a Cesc Fabregas' winner, was not pleased to see his side squander goal scoring opportunities.
Willian, Victor Moses, Diego Costa and Pedro all failed to convert chances for more goals to win the match,. But he was happy to see Thibaut Courtois make a stunning save to deny Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt in the 93rd minute.
With the win, the Blues go six points clear at the top of the table.
"When you have the possibility to kill the game you must kill the game. We had this possibility, but we didn't and at the end Courtois made a good save. It was good. It is important for the future because today we didn't pay, but when you have the possibility to kill the game you must kill the game. I hope in the future we can improve.
Conte who handed Fabregas his third start of the campaign was pleased with the performance of the midfield maestro.
"Cesc is a good player for us. In the midfield I have four midfielders and it is important for me to evaluate the form of the single players, some games you need players more physical and some games with more technical. It is important that Cesc had a good game.
"I prefer my players not to look at the table and to focus on the next game in three days. We must prepare very well to have a good Christmas."