Conte admits there is 'big pressure' on Chelsea

Chelsea will hope Costa quickly gets back into his groove as a crunch clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge is on the agenda for Wednesday.

Leicester beat Spurs to the title after playing their match before Tottenham six times in seven weeks from mid-March, which included three consecutive Monday night fixtures for Tottenham - culminating in the infamous 2-2 draw at Chelsea, confirming the Foxes as champions.

The alternative scenario, that fourth-placed City could win and help Tottenham Hotspur close the gap at the top to four points, does not bear thinking about for the Spain worldwide.

But the report reveals that Zaha's impressive performances this season have caught the eye of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City.

Manchester United were eight points clear with six games to play in 2011-12, but they lost the title on goal difference to City on the final day when Sergio Aguero scored his dramatic injury-time victor against Queens Park Rangers to claim top spot for Roberto Mancini's men.

"I think his ability is something that Wilf can look at and try to match".

"We should keep our heads up and think ahead for the next game since it will be very important". So come the end of the season, make sure we are in the Premier League and those talks can take place, but until then shut up about it. We didn't know about the score. They're the only team in the chasing pack with the necessary grit to catch Chelsea - and who seem to believe it can be done.

"When you are lucky enough to fight for the title there is the pressure but not only for us, for a lot of teams".

"This league was not finished before Saturday's game and it is not finished now".

"Impossible to say [if it's had a big effect], but all we can do is speculate about what's happened", he added.

Two years earlier, a similarly formidable run by United saw them claw back a 12-point deficit on Newcastle to eventually win the league by four points.

"Psychologically, things could change for The Blues after that defeat".

"If not, we start to play two games, one against our real opponent and another in another stadium against Chelsea".

  • Julie Sanders