Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked how close the title is after the win at Goodison Park today, But he refused to admit the race is over:
“I don’t know. It is a great win but at this part of the season every win is a great win for us,” the Italian tactician said after the three points gained against Everton.
“For this reason we must celebrate in the right way, with my players, with the staff, with our fans.
“We have to have great enthusiasm and great patience because I think we are having a great season but to become a fantastic season we must win.
“Now it is important for us to prepare the right way the next game. If we don’t win against Middlesbrough (a week on Monday) then you lose this great win.
“It is very important after this crucial week for us because we played against Tottenham in the FA Cup and then on Tuesday against Southampton and now against Everton.
“I think we finished a crucial week very well. We all know there is this part of the season that is more important.”