CONTE PROUD OF HIS PROBLEM-SOLVING AT CHELSEA
Antonio Conte says guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title from last season’s 10th-placed finish would be one of his best achievements as a manager.
Chelsea will secure the trophy with victory at West Bromwich Albion tonight but the Italian remains characteristically cautious until the job is complete.
Only an incredible collapse could prevent Conte bagging the title in his first season and adding it to his three Serie A crowns achieved in successive seasons with Juventus.
Asked on Thursday to sum up the impending crowning of his team, former Italy manager Conte was quick to point out the state Chelsea were in when he was appointed last year.
“First of all I like to underline that this season, it wasn’t easy at the start because we faced a lot of problems,” he told a news conference.
Conte is not the kind of manager to count his chickens and his manner suggests he will only be fully satisfied with a Premier League and FA Cup double.
Chelsea face Arsenal in the Cup final on May 27.
“It’s a good season and we want it to become a great season and then a fantastic season,” Contest said.