Chelsea must control emotions against Manchester United, says Conte

  • Chelsea must control emotions against Manchester United, says Conte

Chelsea must control emotions against Manchester United, says Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised his side for soaking up all the title-race pressure and delivering a crucial 3-1 victory at Bournemouth yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Son Heung-Min hit a brace as Tottenham kept their Premier League title ambitions alive with a comprehensive win over Watford at White Hart Lane. "They are the best coached team in the league, I think they're a young team who are getting better and better".

"You go to other clubs and you say: 'Young players are playing and being developed", but what are the responsibilities playing for those teams? From a defensive perspective, Conte will have been alarmed at the way Chelsea were carved open on the right side by three smart passes, leading to King's goal.

"When we see Tottenham, everything is not done. We knew the result of Tottenham before the game and today we deserved to win", Hazard said.

Chelsea are closing in on the title and Conte insisted his side will travel to Old Trafford planning to gather all three points, particularly as second-placed Tottenham host Bournemouth before in the weekend and may cut the deficit to four points with success.

"We started the game very well, with good concentration and focus".

Chelsea handled the knowledge of Tottenham's 4-0 win against Watford without difficulty as they saw off Bournemouth.

"I think the team does well with pressure".

Costa has been one of Chelsea's most influential players this season but has struggled to find the net in recent weeks.

City now have a seven-point cushion in the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot, although fifth-place Arsenal and sixth-place Manchester United each have two games in hand.

It is something that Eddie Howe has also done brilliantly with his Bournemouth players and notably King, who has now scored 13 Premier League goals this season.

Ahmed Elhmohamady's own-goal, just after the half-hour mark, gave Pep Guardiola's team a lead at the interval, before they pressed home their advantage.

"The second goal, it was a good pass".

"I'm surprised by the way they play". "At Stamford Bridge we tried to play their way and lost 3-0. But that's normal. I'm very happy to face this type of situation, to play with only four points in front of our opponent". His record against Mourinho this season stands at two wins out of two but, amid the distraction during both those matches of the super heavyweight touchline clash, the lingering tension remains obvious.

"There are seven games to go and in England, it is not easy, there is a lot of pressure".