CONTE COMPARES HIS PREMIER LEAGUE TENURE WITH MOURINHO

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Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Burnley at the Turf Moor on Thursday means Antonio Conte has now won 65 of his first 100 matches at the helm.

Of all the managers in Chelsea’s history, only Jose Mourinho has won more at the same stage, with 72 games in his first 100.

Conte has hailed Mourinho’s achievement at Chelsea, but also believes it was much easier to achieve this feat then than now.

“I can do better, that’s my mentality,” said Conte. “We are talking about a great manager but don’t forget the first 100 games with Mourinho were many years ago. Now it’s not so simple to have this type of result at this moment. I’m pleased but for sure we can do better.”

When asked why he believes it is more difficult now, Conte responded: “There are different eras in the history of a club. I won a title with Juventus after two seventh-placed finishes. When you win in this way it’s a great achievement, not a simple achievement.

“Last season we won the title after a 10th-placed finish. When you win in this way it’s a great, great achievement, not a simple one, or just because your name is Chelsea and in the past you won many titles. You have to see the situation and the year you are going through.”

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