Conte on Chelsea sloppiness; targets Premier League record

Date published: Tuesday 16th May 2017 7:07

Antonio Conte was happy to forgive Chelsea’s defensive errors against Watford after he outlined one last target for his Premier League champions this season.

Chelsea were indebted to a late Cesc Fabregas goal in a 4-3 victory over the Hornets on Monday night – but their efforts were undermined by some rare defensive blunders.

“It’s funny to watch a game and to see both teams score four and three goals,” Conte said.

“When you’ve won the league you can allow this situation.”

Win against Sunderland and Chelsea will become the first club to record 30 victories in a 38-game season and Conte could revert to his first-choice line-up after making nine changes against Watford.

Conte added: “We won our 29th game in this league. It’s a great achievement.

“We have the possibility to win 30 games and we have to try to reach this target now.

“You can write some records. It’s important for the history.”

Conte wore a crown for a lap of honour which followed fireworks and streamers.

He added: “This season, every single player must be a king for the supporters.”

Conte laughed off striker Diego Costa being in the media room at half-time, where the unused substitute ate an orange.

Conte said: “I’m very angry with him, because he must think to share.”

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