Gary Neville: What I really think about Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

The Manchester United legend says it would be a magnificent achievement if Antonio Conte wins the double in his first season

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Gary Neville believes Antonio Conte deserves credit for a brilliant first season in charge of Chelsea.

The Premier League leaders took a big step towards a first top-flight title under the Italian coach on Sunday thanks to a 3-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park.

Chelsea managed to get avoid a setback in what was billed as their toughest fixture out of their remaining five games in the 2016-17 Premier League season.

Goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Gary Cahill and Willian sealed three points for the west London club ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 win against Arsenal in the north London derby.

Chelsea are four points ahead of Tottenham with four games to go in the title race as Conte’s side prepare to face Middlesbrough, West Brom, Watford and relegated Sunderland.

The Blues will taken on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley after a thrilling 4-2 victory over Tottenham in the last four in April.

Former Manchester United defender Neville beleives Conte is on course to achieve an incredible double in his first season at Chelsea.

“He deserves a lot of credit. We all thought he would go to the three at the back. He didn’t initially. He reacted a couple of months into the season,” said Neville, speaking to the Gary Neville podcast.

“From there, he has been transformed. He has got Costa and Hazard back to their best. He has to take credit for that. If he goes and wins the double in his first season, it would be a huge achievement.”

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