West Ham vs Chelsea: Conte gives up on title race

Posted on Dec 10 2017 - 4:22am by admin

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has admitted his side’s target now, is to finish in the top four.

Conte was speaking after the Premier League champions lost 1-0 to West Ham in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Marko Arnautovic’s 6th minute goal, was enough to hand David Moyes his first win in charge of the club.

If Manchester City win against Manchester United on Sunday, it will leave Chelsea 14 points off the pace in the title race. And Conte has admitted top spot is no longer the target.

“When you lose a game you must be disappointed,” he told the BBC.

“It is normal.

“I think today I saw the same game against Manchester City – West Ham. Our start was bad but today we played a bit tired.

“To face one game every two games always with the same players is very difficult. And we have just started this period.

“You have to move the ball quickly. But I repeat, we saw today a bit of tiredness in my players, especially in the last pass, we did a lot of mistakes.

“We must be disappointed. I repeat, we create many chances but were not able to score. We have to go and to play game by game, to be focused.

“Don’t forget in this league it is very difficult. There are six top teams and four go to Champions League. We have to fight and do our best.”

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