Conte Insists That This Winning Run At Chelsea Not Good Enough, Wants Something Else Instead

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Antonio Conte isn’t satisfied with Chelsea’s club record winning run of 12 matches and wants the momentum to use them to propel to the Premier League title.

If Chelsea manages to defeat Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur in their next two games they will equal the record of Arsenal of 14 consecutive league wins. They defeated Bournemouth 3-0 in their last match and stretched the lead at the top of the Premier League table to a healthy seven points from second-placed Manchester City.

Despite dominating the proceedings Conte wants to guide the Blues to their sixth Premier League crown.

The Italian said, “I prefer to win the title than the record.

“Records are important, but not all. It’s important to write history only when you win.

“To be in the history of the club and to win 12 games in a row is fantastic. But with the players we want to continue.

“After 12 wins in a row, every team must play against Chelsea try also to change their formation. It happened also in Italy when I was manager of Juventus.

“We must be prepared for the formation of our opponent (to change). I think this means great respect for us.”

Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.