Antonio Conte and his players showed their passion after the 3-0 win against Everton last weekend, and the Blues boss has admitted that the fans pay a lot to watch the team and deserve to see the team win.

“It was a way to celebrate a big win for us and also to celebrate a clean sheet,” explained Conte, referencing his post-match jubilation at Goodison.

“This is my way to celebrate, but also this is my way to give my passion to the fans. After the game, and after a win, there is a moment that you are free, without pressure, with nothing – only joy.

“You have this joy in your body – it invades you – and also in this moment I like to share my joy with my players, my staff and with the fans. I think, for sure, I live my work in an intensive way and, after a win, I reach a top level.

“I like to have this type of relation because the players and I, and every single person who works for Chelsea, we give all ourselves. I like it when there is this type of relation with the fans to share this kind of joy.

“I think also it is right because don’t forget that our fans, in every game, they spend a lot of money and to give them the joy and share the joy with them after the game is good. You repay them for their effort and the time they spend on us.”

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