Chelsea win edges Blues closer to EPL crown

Conte said after the win over City they need six more wins from their last eight game to be crowned champions which also showed he was good at maths.

But goals from Eden Hazard, who scored a deflected shot before poking home a rebound after his penalty was saved, kept the Blues seven points ahead of Tottenham, with Sergio Aguero scoring for City.

"In Italy, for me, honestly, it was easier to find the right words to motivate my players", Conte said, according to Independent.

Fabregas added: "We've been saying it since the beginning of the season: it's one game at a time".

Tottenham kept the pressure on their London rivals with a win last night against Swansea City. I try to do my best to win games and we have now eight games to play.

In the Spaniard's defence, the squad he has taken on at City does not have the spread of world-class talent that he worked with at Barcelona and in Munich, but there have been many signs that the competitive nature of the Premier League has taken him by surprise.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the EPL match at home to Manchester City April 5, 2017. "But it's a game of football and we will go there to win".

"When you face this type of combination, it's tough to win, especially after a defeat by Palace. It's important we are showing we learnt from last season".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists his players and staff as "so polite" after reports of a tunnel bust-up following Wednesday's 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge. I think they have a great coach - the best in the world.

Talking about the points table then, Manchester City are still fourth - but they're only four points in front of Manchester United and Arsenal.

With Guardiola even hinting that he would have still rotated the Belgian with the likes of Nicolas Otamendi and Aleksandar Kolarov, many will interpret these comments as a major blow to Kompany's hopes of playing a prominent role at the Etihad moving forward. Walter Mazzarri's side virtually secured their Premier League future this week with a victory over West Bromwich Albion that moved them to 10th place, nine points clear of danger. "We want to finish top and that's my target". "Against Crystal Palace you thought about a little wobble but this was a well thought-out performance", he said on BT Sport.

  • Julie Sanders