Tottenham had title advantage over Chelsea this season, says Conte

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"[Thibaut] trained today and also yesterday, and I don't see any problem with him", Conte said.

Chelsea FC is now flying high in the English Premier League this season, and the clubs charismatic coach Antonio Conte has been able to extract the very best out of his key players throughout this campaign.

"In this season, if Chelsea had not performed in this way, Tottenham would win the title without difficulty".

Antonio Conte has urged Chelsea chiefs to back him in his club-record swoop for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, according to a report. I want players ready to fight and to try to put themselves in the team, to try to win together.

Chelsea's resurgence this season after a disastrous campaign the year before is testament to Conte's passionate input.

Tottenham's collapse at West Ham on Friday means the Blues can confirm the title if they beat Boro and West Brom.

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Tottenham had title advantage over Chelsea this season, says Conte

Costa was happy at the start of the season, scoring goals at ease, but he endured a seven-game scoreless streak which ended with a double in last month's 4-2 win over Southampton.

"He's a player who I think has been probably as good as anybody throughout the season". Antonio Conte will be guaranteed the trophy in his first season in charge of Chelsea if the leaders win three of their last four games ahead of the F.A. Cup final against Arsenal.

"If you consider the amount of our games and their games, there is a difference of what, eight games?"

"We have another London derby on Friday night and hopefully we can win that, drop it down to one point and see what happens".

"This week we are struggling with two situations, David and N'Golo, but there are three days before the game and I have time to make the best decisions about them". The Italian says the extreme competition in the English game has a negative effect on performance in continental competition and on the England national team, and expects it to be hard for Chelsea to perform well in the Champions League next season as a result. It was always a tough ask to overhaul Chelsea given the relentless pace they have set, and Spurs could scarcely have done any more.

A move back to Italy, and away from the prospect of Champions League football, would be a surprise to many after such a remarkable season in the English capital.

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