‘We are Chelsea. We are not dead’ – Chelsea star declares

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Despite Chelsea’s struggles this season, Chelsea star Malo Gusto has declared the Blues are not dead.

Chelsea eased some of the mounting pressure on Mauricio Pochettino by securing a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Wednesday evening.

At Villa Park, Chelsea delivered our most outstanding performance of the season, with Gusto praising the team’s mentality.

Gusto said: “We are Chelsea. We just have to show the fans we are not dead and that we work every week to get better. That is what we have to do.

“[The difference] was the mentality. The mentality of us all together was very nice and that is why we won.

“The coach told us to get a good mentality, stick together and to put pressure [on them instead] — and that’s what we did.”

Chelsea’s starting lineup at Villa had an average age of 22.8 and Gusto has urged everyone at the club to stick together.

“We know the group is young but we have to stay together, work together and keep this good mentality to become better players,” said the right-back.

“That is what we did [against Villa]. We just focused on playing well together and moving forward.

“We just have to win every game and stay focused on the Premier League, FA Cup and win this final in the Carabao Cup [against Liverpool], that is what we have to do.”