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Antonio Conte praises “fantastica” performance as Chelsea continue to roll, blasting Everton 5-0 to go second.
Conte couldn’t have looked happier after his side demolished Ronald Koeman’s Everton, but his focus remains solely on winning week in, week out.
He also said the word “important”. A lot.
Whether it was about getting reward for effort, trusting the system that they are playing with or about the Chelsea fans chanting his name one thing is certain — all of them are important to Antonio Conte.
Manchester United return to the winners’ list with 3-1 defeat of Swansea, Jose Mourinho cracks a smile for first time in weeks.
United finally broke through for a win after a frustrating month of football, and the relief was evident for Jose Mourinho.
A smile, and even a joke (!!!) likening the reason Michael Carrick can’t play every game to his own gym habits
showed that United’s gaffer still has his trademark personality — even if the Red Devils do still sit sixth on the table.
"It’s not possible…for the same reason i cannot go to the gym every day anymore,” Mourinho said.
Mourinho and Carrick might want to rest up during the week, as their services will be required in this weekend’s crunch game against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Jurgen Klopp impressed as Liverpool put on attacking masterclass to smash Watford 6-1 and top the Premier League table
Klopp praised his side for pressing on and taking the game from Watford, as the away side created chances, but reiterated that the possibility of taking top spot had not crossed their minds.
“We didn’t speak one word about the possibility of being top of the table,” Klopp said.
Klopp is also under no illusions as to what being in first place at this stage of the year means, and what his side needs to do to finish out the season.
“If somebody thinks being one-point ahead after 11 match days is a big sign for the rest of the season, then I can’t
help this person.
“A lot of different things could happen in the next few weeks, and months.
“A lot of things we can improve,” Klopp said.
Arsene Wenger rues wasted first half chances, and flat second half, as the Gunners draw 1-1 with Tottenham.
A bright start wasn’t enough to carry Arsenal passed a defiant Spurs in the North London derby, with Wenger feeling his side wasn’t quite the same in the second half.
“Technically I think our level dropped in the second half. The desire was there, so maybe the result is fair,” Wenger said.
The equalising goal, scored after a not-so-controversial penalty call, also drew the ire of the Arsenal manager.
“A bit unlucky with the penalty decision.
“Personally, as manager of the Arsenal Football Club, I prefer not to give it,” Wenger said.