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Conte: Title Not Ours Yet

Antonio Conte insists he can’t smell the title just yet, despite Chelsea’s commanding win over Bournemouth.

Adam Smith’s own goal opened the scoring for Chelsea, before Hazard and Marcos Alonso scored to give Chelsea a 3-1 away win.

Despite Chelsea holding a seven-point advantage over Tottenham, Conte still feels there is a lot of work to be done before Chelsea can lift the title.

“I don’t smell the victory, because there are seven games to go,” Conte said.

“We don’t have an easy schedule, we know this. It’s important to go game by game.

“In this case, after the defeat against Crystal Palace which we didn’t deserve, we played [Manchester] City when we could have dropped points, and today we could have dropped points, but instead we won both games.

“We have to continue in this way to play game by game and be focused and concentrated, because for sure Tottenham have a great desire to win the title,” Conte added. “We must have the same desire.

“Don’t forget last season Tottenham fought for the title until the end which means they are a really good team. Last season Chelsea played for 10th place. Now we are on top of the table.

“Tottenham reinforced the team this season with two or three good players, and I think they are stronger than last season. It’s important to understand this to compare the teams in the right way.”

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