Crystal Palace plan Wilfried Zaha contract talks

"I think the difference between Chelsea and Tottenham is this: if you are at Chelsea and win it's normal", Conte added.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is planning talks about a new contract with winger Wilfried Zaha once the club secure Premier League survival.

Nonetheless, Tottenham supporters were thrilled with their side's win at Burnley, especially given the Clarets' impressive home record, and indeed the fact that it brings them to within seven points of the Blues at the summit... But I don't change my mentality whether we win or lose.

Allardyce was of course available once again after his sacking by England after just one game in charge a year ago. "Not a disaster. Because you can find a lot of situations to explain a good season". "We will see the game together with positive and negative situations to try to improve. If we were able keep this position it means that we deserve this".

Conte, who has previously admitted his outlook on management has been influenced by those painful memories, said he will not be taking anything for granted until the end of the season. This is perhaps less surprising when we consider how good they are on the counter attack which is much more suited to playing away. Like many midweek games over the years, this will be a massive occasion, even if at the end of the day it's just one of 38 games during the season.

Ten points clear with 10 games to play and seemingly bound for the Premier League title, Conte spoke for the first time about the number of points his team needed to clinch the trophy.

"In England no easy games exist and the game is very tough if the name of your opposition team is City or another team". Who knows? There will be some comings, there will be some goings and that happens at every football club now. Wednesday night's match may not be a must-win, and the seven-point gap allows still for a couple slip-ups, but three points against a direct title-rival would restore the confidence that may have been sapped by Saturday's bad luck.

  • Julie Sanders