Back in September, Chelsea lost to Liverpool and then fell to an embarrassing defeat in the hands of Arsenal.
The back to back defeat in September killed the team’s morale, and took us out of the title race. Ironically, in the second half of the season, Chelsea have had to play the same teams back to back, and this time the Blues were able to get 4 points from the fixture.
Speaking about that, Conte said: “It’s changed a lot. After the Liverpool and Arsenal defeats I remember in the press conference saying “we faced two great teams, and now we are not a team”. We were 11 players. In this way, anything can happen.
“I remember my words. I also said we must show on the pitch we are a great team, not only because we are at Chelsea. Now we are showing this.
“After that situation, the spirit, the will to be a team, the will to try something important this season totally changed.
“We started to work on different aspects to improve. For sure now we are another team.”