Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to keep improving after Premier League title win

Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to keep improving after Premier League title win

The Spain global reportedly was one of the players who fell out with Jose Mourinho last season, contributing to the negative atmosphere that engulfed the club as it finished, somewhat embarrassingly, in 10th place.

The pair were attempting to speed up proceedings to resume celebrations with the head coach who had steered Chelsea to a second title in three years after last season's tenth-placed finish.

After the two early defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, Conte made a bold step and changed his system to playing three at the back and it paid dividends. It's great because it's not easy in one moment to change the game. Courtois added: "Obviously the impression in the beginning with Antonio was that we were all going to do a lot of work, a lot of video meetings, and a lot of the things that a football player doesn't like too much". When you arrive after a bad season when the team were 10th, there is not only one problem. "For this I want to thank my players because they trusted in new work and a new philosophy".

Michy Batshuayi scored his second Premier League goal and first since August on his 18th substitute appearance to be the unlikely hero eight minutes from time.

76 — the club's goals total is the highest in the league. "Conte deserves a lot of credit".

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Cesc Fabregas and Willian have both been in and out of the team, but Chelsea's other reserve players have become very well acquainted with the seats in the Stamford Bridge dug-out.

Win ratio - An incredible figure of 77.8% this term dwarfs the 31.6% under Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink. "Everybody is happy. It's great to take the trophy".

"If I say I'm not thinking about winning the double, I am a liar", Luiz said on chelseafc.com. We had so many chances in the first half and then we got a bit nervous.

Conte, who previously won three scudettos with Juventus before taking over Italy, spent more than €100 million (R1.4 billion) to strengthen the side; bringing in Batshuayi from Olympique Marseille, midfielder N'Golo Kanté from Leicester and defender Marcos Alonso from AC Florence.

West Brom put up a stubborn defence, frustrating Chelsea's efforts, so Conte chose to take off Eden Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez and bring on Batshuayi, surprisingly, and Willian.

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