Conte warns Chelsea not to reluctant on Premier League victory


Three points for victory at The Hawthorns would give Chelsea an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed Tottenham.

"West Brom are strong and we have a lot of respect for them".

Carlo Ancelotti was at the helm and promoted a more attacking style as they became the first side to score over 100 league goals in the Premier League era.

"It's hard to say because obviously in the first year I came here, I came from winning the league in Spain and straight away we won the league, so that was very nice", he told talkSPORT.

Instead, following last weekend's 1-0 defeat at West Ham United, the likelihood is that by the time Mauricio Pochettino's men kick off against Manchester United, Chelsea will have already captured the crown.

Even if they slip up against the Baggies, Chelsea will still be overwhelming favourites given they need just three points from their final three league games this season to take the title.

Despite Conte having two years to run on his current contract, Abramovich has chosen to throw everything at the Italian so that he remains in London for next season and beyond.

"At this stage it was important to win and exploit Tottenham's defeat", said Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

He added on the France worldwide: "I can tell only positive things about N'Golo".

Tony Pulis' side are now in eighth on 45 points, and their target of 50, which is more than their best-ever Premier League tally, is still within their reach.

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"I like to underline this season, at the start it was not easy because we faced a lot of problems". We're still chasing a points tally that will keep us in eighth position, so we have a lot to play for.

"We are close and in football nothing is done until it's done".

He said: "We're doing our damnedest to make it a competitive game and a good game".

It would equal the club record and set a new mark for successive home league wins within the same campaign.

"Conte has done a great job in his first season", said Babayaro, who was speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.

"It is important to enjoy this moment and this part of the season".

It would be a insane money to pay a manager to, but if that's what it takes to get Conte to stay at Stamford Bridge, go on and do it!

"It's very important for us to go step by step".

He is the most defensive player to with the PFA's award since Terry and his impact has been huge in allowing his side to control games in a title winning season.