Chelsea continued from the FA Cup victory against Tottenham with another 4-2 win against Southampton.
The win takes Chelsea seven points clear of Tottenham, pending their game against Crystal Palace tonight.
Chelsea manager was excited with the win, especially after his side had just played against Spurs three days before Tuesday’s win, and he also admitted that Chelsea only need to look at themselves and not others as the title race nears its end.
“The most important thing is to look at ourselves, tonight was a big win for us,” said Conte. “Above all, when you have to play two-and-a-half days after a really strong game when we reached the final of the FA Cup. Now for us it’s very important to try to fight and try to win the title.
Conte also revealed that the team had passed a huge psychological test after the win against Southampton.
“It wasn’t easy, we faced a very strong team who were rested for 10 days. They had no pressure so you can enjoy these type of games when you face the team who are top of the league,” said the Chelsea manager.
“My players showed me a great will and desire to win the game. It’s important to rest tomorrow and prepare for another tough game at Everton.
“We passed a big psychological step after the defeat to United because we lost three points and then we had to prepare for a semi-final against Tottenham and another tough game in the league. I think we have had a really important test and our answer was very good so for this reason I must be pleased.
“We must think the race is open. We reached the final of the FA Cup but the league is totally open. We are ready to fight until the end and we must be proud of what we are doing this season. It’s normal we have to push to try to keep this position until the end.”