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Antonio Conte plays down psychological advantage of beating Tottenham Hotspur

October 19 2017, 11:39 | Perry Erickson

Antonio Conte plays down psychological advantage of beating Tottenham Hotspur

Antonio Conte plays down psychological advantage of beating Tottenham Hotspur

After losing just one Premier League match in six months between October 2016 and March 2017 (W19 D2 L1), Chelsea have already lost two games in April (W2 D0 L2).

"Of course we'll do everything we can to win the league for him - we wanted to win today for him and for ourselves as well".

Chelsea beat Spurs 4-2 at Wembley on Saturday, but Fabregas remains wary of Mauricio Pochettino's men, who sit four points behind with six games to play. It will remain a good season. To become a great or fantastic season there is only one way: "to try and win".

It dates back to the first José Mourinho era, when the Portuguese arrived at Stamford Bridge and infused an underachieving squad with an unforgiving winning mentality.

Chelsea host ninth-placed Southampton in Tuesday's league clash before visiting sixth-placed Everton on Sunday.

"We have a lot of players in the squad". "Here, I don't think [it will happen] because I think to the end we have to fight to win the title, but I'm sure that it will be great if we are able to reach this target".

"It's important for him (not to) stop this will, this desire, to continue to improve yourself".

"I have in my mind the starting 11 but Tuesday I want to check the physical condition of every player because our game [against Tottenham] was an intense game and we're still [low on] energy". I think this week is crucial for us. "Then I decided last 30 minutes to put Eden and Diego in, and then Cesc (Fabregas), because don't forget Cesc was very important also for us", Conte was quoted as saying by espnfc.

But Conte warned: "We have to start by winning, and then wait for the result of Tottenham's game".

"N'Golo is a silent leader", he said. Earlier, Willian scored a first-half brace for Chelsea but each time he netted, Tottenham equalised through Harry Kane and Deli Alli.

"He leads with good examples". A macho core of Petr Cech, John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba kept Chelsea's fighting spirit intact, with their refusal to lie down best summed up by that scrapping Champions League triumph in 2012. "But these two seasons, and his award, will bring a lot of confidence". They know they still have a job to do in the League but so have we. This is something you can not buy. "For large parts we were by far the better team and they know we're going to play like that for the rest of the season", said Kane.

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