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Chelsea's title chances '50 percent' - Conte

April 30 2017, 06:44 | Van Peters

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But in a pointed reference to Chelsea's struggles last season under Jose Mourinho, now the United manager, he said his team's quest for the title deserved to be considered a "miracle". As a result, Chelsea didn't manage to muster a shot on target for the entire play.

Diego Costa's goal at the death on December 11, 2016 gave Chelsea a narrow win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge and these two sides will meet again on May 12 where West Brom would want to avenge their loss in the first leg. The in-form north Londoners are in impressive form, but their seven-game winning streak will be put under big pressure by a run-in that is far tougher than Chelsea's.

Having been used just 34 times last season, a three-man backline was deployed in just 4.5 per cent of games in the Premier League in 2015/16, with that increasing to 21 per cent, a significant increase this term. In that sense, Spurs have nothing to lose, but for Chelsea, it is now all about holding onto something many believe has been theirs for months.

Alternatively, Chelsea could reassert their dominance over Tottenham in recent years, if they can return to some form, which looked lacking at Manchester United last weekend.

Asked to elaborate, the Italian said he was unable to "transfer the right concentration, desire, ambition to win this game".

Rose, 26, proved himself one of the best in his role in the Premier League before his injury, operating both as a full-back and a wing-back.

The duo's quick pace also makes the opposition vulnerable to counter-attacks, as they have the ability to bring the ball forward and spark quick attacks.

Sergio Aguero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Diego Costa would suggest differently, but no one can deter from the outstanding ability of the Spurs star and the sheer goal threat he possesses every time he steps on the pitch. Forget whether or not he should be sold in the summer (he should) the real question is whether he should be starting for the rest of the season (he shouldn't).

"Why? Everybody knows why because we lost too many points at home".

A stunning upset, which fallout is still being measured and it may just have turned the tide in the title-race, dominates high points from Gameweek 33.



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