I have no problem with Mourinho- Conte

"You can say that I won a trophy in the first season but you can forget it too soon - I don't know what is a good season for you and for me", he added.

Chelsea will face Mourinho's Manchester United tomorrow at Old Trafford, looking to beat the Red Devils for the third time this season.

Conte has seen the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Spurs all compete in Europe this season, whereas the west Londoners have been able to exclusively focus on their assault for the Premier League crown.

United are presently fifth in the table, four points off Manchester City and with a game in hand, but could also secure a Champions League slot if they win the Europa League.

'Our unbeaten record is nothing we focus on. They want to fight to arrive in this position.

"I wanted to come to Chelsea because of Mourinho".

Speaking about his time with Mourinho, Costa insists the Man United coach understands how to get the best out of his players.

Blues duo Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante are on the six-man shortlist to be named PFA Player of the Year, but Conte refuses to pick a victor between the two.

"But you never know, that's what the lovely thing in the Premier League. They've done good this season".

A title victor with Leicester last season, the 26-year-old continues to light up the Premier League with lung-busting displays that this week saw him shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year award. "Not every team defends with 11 players, and they defend with 11 players".

"He's one of the biggest players for Chelsea, he makes the difference because, to be honest, when you see when they lose the ball he will lose the ball three times and win the ball back four times!"

  • Carolyn Briggs