PUNDIT HAILS CONTE’S ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR. BUT BELIEVES HE HAS BEEN LUCKY

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Chelsea have been top of the league since November and football pundit Niall Quinn believes Chelsea will go all the way to win the league.

Besides tipping Chelsea to win the title, Quinn believes Chelsea have been lucky with injury. He has hailed Antonio Conte’s achievement at the club after struggling initially.

He told Sky Sports: “Conte has been pretty extraordinary. It wasn’t so simple at the start.

“I thought this man was fired up and it wasn’t really going well.

“You saw this battle-weary and battle-hardened man jumping up and down on the touchline and you were wondering if he could pull it together as they struggled for the first few weeks.

“It’s more than just changing it to three at the back. There’s more to it than that.

“There was a message to the players that we have to do better. It’s been like a well-oiled machine since then.

“He’s also been really lucky with injuries and he’s benefitted from Jose Mourinho’s parting gift to Chelsea of not qualifying for Europe.

“That’s been an important part of Chelsea’s ability to name a consistent XI each week and keep a consistent flow going.”

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.