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Champions Chelsea target Premier League wins record

Champions Chelsea target Premier League wins record

Conte took a team who looked like they may be declining after there 10th place finish the prior year, but he overcame all that and won the League in his first season.

Claudio Ranieri said he is proud to pass the Premier League title onto compatriot Antonio Conte after the Italian guided Chelsea to glory in his first season in England.

At his unveiling on July 14 past year, Conte said: "I hope there is a small flame flickering that can eventually grow into a blazing inferno". I think if you can continue with these players you can improve a lot.

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo will meet the manager this week to discuss summer transfer targets, with Romelu Lukaku, Leonardo Bonucci and Virgil van Dijk on the club's wanted list.

The famous double could be secured within a fortnight against Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley. He also convinced centre back David Luiz to return to Chelsea after a two-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain.

"Now it's a confirmation of his attitude, his professionalism, plus, of course, his energy, which he's putting in the team", Hiddink said.

"N'Golo Kante is the player of the season, Eden Hazard was close, but the man of the season is Conte".




"Our season didn't start in the right way, we had many problems, not only one".

When Conte arrived at Stamford Bridge, he found a squad ripped apart following the mutiny that led to Jose Mourinho's sacking last season.

He celebrated his first league start since September by scoring Chelsea's 100th goal in all competitions this term after 22 minutes.

"It's not going to be an easy game, but for the first time the Serie A title depends on us".

"I celebrated with my players which is normal after a great achievement like this", he said.

Costa had threatened to douse the flames and jeopardise the title bid in January, when he apparently had his head turned by a lucrative offer to join Chinese Premier League side Tianjin Quanjian. A 13-match winning streak followed, and they are now 10 points clear of their nearest challengers with two games remaining. "He hasn't played a huge part on the pitch, but the part he's played behind the scenes, I know for a fact, once he goes, everyone will appreciate him even more".

But, they have to keep their feet on the ground as they will be up against Arsenal in the FA cup final soon.


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