Chelsea lost for the fourth time in the league this season, as an early Marko Arnautovic goal gave West Ham all three points at the London Stadium today.
With Chelsea 11 points behind Manchester City despite having played a game more than Pep Guardiola’s men, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has conceded that it will be impossible to beat Manchester City to the title after today’s defeat.
“To talk about the title race after a defeat I think is a bit strange,” Conte said after the game.
“Especially as this is the fourth defeat this season in 16 games. When you have this task it is impossible to think that you are in the title race.
“It is impossible. My experience is this, if you want to stay in the race for the title, in the first part of the season you can lose once, twice.”