Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has renewed hope in Premier League title race

"There is great motivation to find a place in the Champions League next year, there are four places for six top teams".

"The same players from the last game are available, and about Musonda and David Luiz, they are improving a lot". We fight for a place in the Champions League next season. To be honest, I don't know what's happening with Baba. At the same time, all my players deserve credit and I trust in all my players. On the night he equalled former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson's record of overseeing 810 Premier League games, Wenger watched the brilliant Sanchez turn an exciting match with two superb second-half goals in the space of four minutes.

"But it's normal when your competitors are doing so well, like Manchester City... it's very hard to think about fighting until the end for the title". But they bounced back from the latter with a routine 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, and will be hoping to repeat their 4-0 win against the Potters earlier this season.

Regaining the title might already be a pipe dream for Chelsea with the Christmas festivities barely over, but there's still much to play for as Premier League teams prepare for the start of 2018. You live a fantastic atmosphere. "I want to continue to see this situation for many years".

"But, at the same time, I can tell you that, after this period, I'd like to have a little period of rest: for me, for the players".

The Belgium global has scored five goals in the Premier League this season but has provided only two assists, going some way towards explaining his team's lack of potency.

The left-back, 23, has been sidelined for nearly a year, having suffered a serious knee injury while on loan at German club Schalke.

"He is coming back from a bad injury and he's struggling a bit to recover the best form", Conte explained.

"He only came back in last week and has been away for nearly a fortnight".

With the transfer window set to open next Monday, Conte also suggested a player could at the club.

"I was happy for Alvaro, he was back [from suspension] and I guess this goal gave him more confidence to keep scoring".

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