CONTE: A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT WE WOULDN’T WIN WITHOUT COSTA AND KANTE

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Two key Chelsea players Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante were suspended for the game against Bournemouth, and the duo have been an important part of Chelsea’s success story, so far this season.

Many pundits expected Chelsea wouldn’t be able to cope without them, and speaking about that, Conte said: “We sent a good message today, in general. A lot of people waited for us, without two really important players, to lose points, but it didn’t happen. I can count on all my players in the squad.

“From these 12 games we took 36 points. Our position is fantastic now. The record is not important if at the end you don’t reach something important in your championship, but me with my players to have this record, we are proud. Now we want to continue until the end. It won’t be easy, starting with another tough game against Stoke City.”

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