Antonio Conte's press conference interrupted by phone call from his wife

Conte reaches 100 Chelsea games with win at Burnley

In 2014-15, Chelsea won the Premier League by an impressive 8 points, and things looked bright for the Blues in Jose Mourinho's second stint as manager. We must have the desire to try to take this target and why not?

"We have an important game against Burnley, a really strong team having a fantastic season and it won't be easy to get three points", the former Juventus boss noted.

Following Thursday night's match, Burnley will travel to league strugglers Stoke on Sunday at the bet365 Stadium. "We need to finish in the best possible position in the league and reach the final of the FA Cup". "We have to pay great attention tomorrow and avoid like the Southampton game".

According to reports, Chelsea hierarchy are impressed with Sarri's work at Napoli and would love to see him taking charge of the London Blues after Conte's departure. I don't want to comment now on this topic.

"We have to wait, I repeat that tonight we have the possibility to respond".

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino would be the club's option of preference but it will be very hard to prise him away from North London.

Gazzetta dello Sport's new format European Team of the Week simply lists the players chosen, moving into the top three in the middle.

Emerson Palmeri is expected to feature in Alonso's absence.

The former Juventus manager who found the interruption amusing even suggested that he should be fine for the incident.

"This league is not simple, it is very tough to win".

They might not be the clean-sheet machine of the first half of the season - they've managed just one shut-out in 13 - but the attack has clicked into gear to make up for it, with Ashley Barnes dominant and Chris Wood in deadly form since returning from injury.

Manchester City's win over Tottenham gave Conte and his side a chance to keep fighting and if they wish to keep the dream alive, they will need to beat Burnley.



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