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Manchester City are killing the Premier League this season: Pep Guardiola‘s side trash Bournemouth 4-0 in this 19 fixture and collect their 16 win in a row – a record for the Premier League – with 90 goals scored in only 19 games.

The Citizens won with goals by Sergio Aguero ( brace) Raheem Sterling and Danilo and now are topping the table with 55 points, 14 more than Manchester United ( who sit second) that have to face Leicester City tonight and have the chance to reduce the gap to 11 points, should they win.

Chelsea remain third in the table with 39 points, but after today’s draw at Everton the chances to be back in the title race are really reduced to the minimum.

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Speaking to Chelsea official website, Cesar Azpilicueta says Christamas period will be crucial for the Blues.

The Spanish defender believes Antonio Conte‘s side have to continue to perform well and win games if they want to try to put pressure on Manchester City.

It’s true that what Man City are doing is unbelievable, they are breaking records,” – Azpilicueta said – “In the last 10 games we’ve won eight, drawn one and lost one, and we are further away than we were before those 10 games, so it’s difficult to analyse in that way. We have to look at ourselves and keep pushing. Until there is no possibility to do it we have to believe, in the same way that even when were top of the table by 10 points (last season) you felt if the other teams kept winning they would keep pushing you to win your games. We won the league with two games to go and we were 10 points clear of Tottenham with maybe nine or 10 games left, so we know this season we are in the other position. We just have to keep going and trying to put pressure on them.’ ‘We know at Christmas it’s busy, every few days you play, it’s tough and you have to get a lot of points,’ he said. After this time you are in the second leg of the competition and you start to see there are less games remaining and the position you are in.”

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Chelsea star Eden  Hazard has explained how Antonio Conte’s advice worked in their win against Huddersfield Town tonight:

“When we are playing this, you know… [loads of laughter] it’s easy to play!

“No to be fair it’s good. It’s good movement. The manager wants us to move a lot,” the Belgian player revealed after the game.

“We tried to not always stay in the same position.

“On the ball I think it is this. Willian move. I saw him.

“I passed to him. Passed to Bakayoko and it’s a goal,” Hazard concluded.

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Despite a good win at Huddersfield Town tonight Chelsea boss Antonio Conte still believes is side cannot challenge in this season title race: the gap from Manchester City is too tough to reduce, as the Italian manager stated again after the game:

“We have 14 points less than Manchester City. They have won 15 and drew 1. In 17 games we lost four games, when you have a competitor like Manchester City that is winning it is very difficult to think you can win the title, it’s bullshit, bullshit. I would rather tell the truth than a good lie. Sometimes I can be too honest, I like to speak to the players and fans.

“It doesn’t mean that we are not going to try to catch them. This league is very difficult and to drop points. When you have a team that have 16 games and 15 wins and draw one game it is not simple to think in a positive. In the last 9 games we won seven games, drew and lost one games but despite this we are now 11 points and they play tomorrow so the distance might be 14 points.

“They are having a fantastic path but we must go game by game, there are six teams to fight for the title and the Champions League and we have to look to improve and have this type of game and I enjoyed to watch them play like this.”

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West Ham manager David Moyes praised his players after the impressive display and win against Chelsea today

“It was a really good start to the game by us and then we got a goal, which was really well worked,” the Scottish coach said.

“Then it was a very disciplined, organised performance. Maybe with a little bit more quality at times we could have got ourselves a second or a third goal, especially on the counter.

“I think going into the game we had taken confidence from the City game because of the performance, but ultimately we got nothing out of it. Today there was a bit of similarity, we need to stop conceding goals because I think we have got players that can score. We kept a clean sheet.

“We had a good plan and organisation to see how we could hurt Chelsea a little bit but make sure their quality and ability wouldn’t overrun us.”

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After qualifying for last 16 as second in Group A behind AS Roma, Antonio Conte claims the biggest obstacles for Chelsea Champions League glory are not PSG or Barcelona but Premier League:

“With five teams to go through to the next round means the level of this league is very high,” the Blues boss said speaking ahead of Liverpool‘s bid to progress on tonight and with Manchester City, United and Spurs already confirmed group winners.

“Don’t forget here this season is very tough. You have to play a lot of games, but when you arrive at the final stage to play for quarter-finals, semi-finals the English teams have a lot of games in their legs. For this reason.”

The Italian coach is not very positive about his side chances to success in the major European competitions for clubs:

“I think it could be problematic to win the Champions League.

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill belives Antonio Conte‘s side deserved to defeat Atletico Madrid tonight in their last game of Champions League‘s group stage.

“We more than deserved the win, we had some fantastic chances,” – Cahill told BT Sport. – “How have we not won? We should have won. You can pick holes in any goal you concede but overall our performance was good. Jan Oblak was fantastic today, he’s had an amazing game.”

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is not totally satisfied after today’s win over Newcastle: the Italian manager reckons his team’s start was too slow:

“I think our start wasn’t good enough,” the Blues tactician told BBC Sport after the game.

“After going 1-0 down, we started to play with good intensity and good football. Our start was a bit slow.

“We did well after only two days’ rest. It was a solid performance despite the goal. We showed good motivation and good intensity.

“I made rotations in the game and the response of my players was positive.

“I think that today, to play and win after two days of rest means a lot. Newcastle had the advantage with one day more of rest.”

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Before Chelsea‘s Premier League game vs Swansea the Blues manager Antonio Conte stressed the idea that he has to make rotations and make every time the best decision for the team.

Now, also midfielder Cesc Fabregas confirms his manager’s words, insisting all the players must accept to sit on the bench in some occasions:  “We have to cope with the situation,” – Fabregas told the London Evening Standard – “No-one can play every three days even if we want to. If you keep playing, you will keep carrying knocks so it is good to have a break sometimes and come back fresher. To know that the team is performing and winning without Eden really being involved is very good. We started the season without him and he didn’t start against Swansea because he is the best player and needed a rest. Beating Swansea has kept the momentum going. In this period of the year it is just important to keep getting the three points. I think it is important for everyone in the team, especially the manager, to know that he can make a few alterations to the line-up and the team can still perform and get the win. It is crucial for him and the team to see that we can trust anyone. In this case it’s a double victory because everyone is hungry to win, to play and to make it difficult for the manager.”

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte excuses himself for getting himself sent off in the clash against Swansea tonight:“I think it is right to apologise for what happened during the game,” said Conte after the win over the Welsh side.

“In the first half, I saw that Swansea was wasting time. I said this a few times to the fourth official, but I didn’t see anything change.


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