Antonio Conte sends warning to Chelsea players after Arsenal win
Antonio Conte warns his Chelsea players not to rest on their laurels after their 3-1 win over Arsenal
Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea players that they must not take their foot off the pedal after their 3-1 win over Arsenal left them in the drivers’ seat to win the Premier League title this season.
Goals from Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas notched up the three points for Conte’s side at Stamford Bridge as the Blues took another small step towards winning the title.
Chelsea are now nine points clear at the top of the table as they bid to win the title in Conte’s first campaign in charge in west London.
However, Conte has told his players that they can ill afford to lose their concentration after their victory over the Gunners.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Conte said: “I don’t sleep and I don’t want my players to sleep.
“In my squad, I have a lot of players with good experience who have won a lot in their career, and they know we haven’t won the title now.
“In my career as a player, I won a lot, but I lost a lot. When you lose three Champions League finals and you win only one, you have great hunger. During my experience as a footballer I won a title with eight points more, and another time I lost in the same way.
“For this reason, I think I have a bit of experience to manage this situation and try to keep our antennas very high.”
Chelsea, who finished 10th last season, now turn their attentions towards their crunch Premier League clash with Burnley next weekend as they look to keep up their title bid.