ANTONIO CONTE REALISTIC ABOUT CHELSEA’S TITLE DEFENCE

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Chelsea sit fourth on the table, nine points behind leaders Manchester City following Saturday’s 1-0 win at Bournemouth.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Chelsea must be realistic in our quest to chase down Manchester City by going game by game.

When asked to assess Chelsea’s chances of catching Premier League leaders Manchester City, Conte said: “At this moment we must be realistic by going game by game.

“We have 19 points and we deserve to have 19 points.

“We are first in our group in the Champions League. We went into the next round of the Carabao Cup after going out in the second round last season.

“I’m very happy with this group. There are players who are very honest, players who want to fight until the end for something important.

“Are we able to do this? I don’t know. But we will try to stay there.

“I know very well that, in England in this league, there are six top teams, very strong. Four go into the Champions League. Two have to stay out and play Europa League.

“Today it was important: a good win, also because the other teams all won, apart from Tottenham who lost.”

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