Antonio Conte targets win record after league win

The 36-year-old defender will leave Chelsea this summer after 22 years and will also be expected to play on Sunday against Sunderland when he will lift a fifth championship title and 15th major honour.

Chelsea could win the double too with an FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley to come.

He said: "I never wanted to be that player just hanging about that people can't wait to get rid of or stopping the progress of a younger player coming through". I have time to make the best decision but in this moment I have 13 or 14 players who deserve to play in the FA Cup. "Mixed emotions", said Terry. Absolutely (not). Otherwise he stays here. "I know sometimes players always want to play but I understand why I'm not playing much".

However, he was smiling again when Fabregas swept the ball home from the edge of the area for Chelsea's victor. "Hopefully we will get back some injured players".

"(Frank) Lampard probably the best goalscorer in the Premier League from midfield, (Michael) Essien one of the best box-to-box players you would see and then world class up front. Conte added: "This is the right final for John". We have been first since game 12 so obviously we have showed consistency.

John Terry celebrates his goal against Watford on Monday.

And he scored the opening goal at Stamford Bridge in the 22nd minute following a corner as the ball fell to him to lash home in the six-yard box.

Antonio Conte made nine changes to his starting XI and it was no surprise the Blues conceded three goals at home for the first time since a 3-0 loss to Manchester City in April 2016.

"When you've won the league you can allow this situation".

Conte, meanwhile, feigned offence after being told that striker Diego Costa, who was an unused substitute, had visited the buffet in the media room at half-time.

Terry will play his final game for the Blues at Stamford Bridge this Sunday before lifting the Premier League trophy.

Terry grimaced, knowing he might have given up his last chance of an unblemished farewell although Chelsea ended up winning the roller-coaster game thanks to a late victor by Cesc Fabregas. It's a great achievement.

"The most positive thing is that we had 40 points with six games remaining and many injuries", he said.

  • Julie Sanders