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Antonio Conte: ‘We need another 29 points to win the league’

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes that his side requires another 29 points to win the Premier League title. Saturday’s win over Swansea City saw The Blues go 11 points clear at the top of the table.

“Eleven points is not really 11 points because the other teams have to play. We need another 29 points to win the league and if we are able to take 29 points for sure we will win the title,” Conte said, as reported by Sky Sports.

“But 29 points are a lot, and there are 12 games until the end. It’s important to go step by step, to continue to work and have the commitment of the players.”

Chelsea secured a 3-1 victory over Swansea City on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Diego Costa scored for the home team while Fernando Llorente found the net for the visitors.

“Today we deserve to win the game, and we created many chances. It’s a pity about the goal we conceded but in the second half we started again,” Conte added.

Chelsea have won 12 consecutive games at home. Tottenham, who trail Conte’s men at third place, will have all the pressure to reduce the gap when they face Stoke City at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Conte has refused to acknowledge the huge advantage his side has over rivals regarding the Premier League championship race. Conte believes The Blues require 92 points at the end of the season to lift the title.

Jose Mourinho warns Conte about winning the title

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has warned Conte about winning the title. The Portuguese gaffer has asked the Italian to be careful in the wake of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.

“I think Antonio Conte has to think about whether he wants to be champion this year! I think it is clear from what has happened to the managers who have won the title that football has changed,” Mourinho said, as reported by Metro.

“We can’t be naive. We cannot believe this is the same football that we had 20 years ago or even 10 years ago.”

Mourinho has been fiercely critical of Leicester’s treatment of Ranieri. The Italian masterminded the most incredible underdog story in the history of the Premier League, only 10 months ago.

The Red Devils boss, who was sacked himself at Chelsea after winning the title the previous season sounded warning bells for Conte, who looks nailed to claim the Premier League this season. Mourinho believes that the former Juventus manager could be digging his own grave.

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