Another Italian and former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti won the league and FA Cup double in his first season as Chelsea manager, and his fellow Italian Antonio Conte also has the opportunity to achieve same feat in his debut season at Chelsea.
Speaking about Ancelotti’s record, Conte was in no mood to compare himself and the former Chelsea boss.
He said: “You must always work to reach this target, but I think if you compare my situation to Carlo’s it is totally different. We started to build something important, I think in that moment there was this foundation.”
Conte also revealed that win or lose, the FA Cup clash wouldn’t have an effect on the title race.
He said: “No. They are two different competitions. This is the oldest competition for the country and very important for the club, and then there is the Premier League. They are two different competitions, I don’t think one team win or loses will affect the other competition.”