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Confident Conte says Chelsea still on track for title

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 01:33

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte voices confidence that his team remain in a strong position for the title despite the upset defeat at home to Crystal Palace at the weekend.

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SHOWS: COBHAM, NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 4, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER ANTONIO CONTE, SAYING: "I'm always seeing a great commitment of my players and that's very important. Then anything can happen, you can lose a game. But I think we didn't deserve to lose the game against Crystal Palace but football is wonderful also because of these types of results and tomorrow we'll have another game." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER ANTONIO CONTE, SAYING: "It's normal with 27 points available that anything can happen in the league, but this is normal. For sure, we need 21 points to win the league mathematically. I think we are in a really good position. We are in a position that nobody thought that Chelsea could fight for the title this season, but we are still there and we want to keep this position." STORY: Chelsea are still in a "really good position" to win the Premier League title despite Saturday's shock 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace, manager Antonio Conte said on Tuesday (April 4). Chelsea saw their lead over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur cut to seven points after the loss, and Conte warned his players that they faced another tough test against fourth-placed Manchester City on Wednesday. Chelsea beat City 3-1 in the reverse fixture in December - an ill-tempered contest in which Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho were sent off and players and coaching staff from both teams were involved in a melee on the touchline. City are currently 11 points adrift of Chelsea.

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Confident Conte says Chelsea still on track for title

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 01:33