CONTE SETS NEW PREMIER LEAGUE RECORD

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This season is a season of breaking and setting records for Chelsea, and Chelsea’s win against Crystal Palace has set yet another record.

The win ensured Antonio Conte became the first manager to win 14 of his first 17 Premier League matches.

The record previously held by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, who won 13 of his first 17 matches in charge of the Blues in 2009 was surpassed after Chelsea’s 1-0 win against Palace this afternoon.

In fact, Conte and Ancelotti are just two of seven Chelsea managers to have held this record at some stage during the Premier League era. Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Avram Grant all won 12 of their first 17 league fixtures in charge of the club, while Luiz Felipe Scolari and Andre Villas-Boas won 11 and 10 respectively.

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