Conte: I failed to motivate my players

"For 3rd time we play @ChelseaFC after/between Europa games Makes planning + prep easier for them + more hard for us", Stone said in his tweet, which you can see below.

In fact, the resources already at Mourinho's disposal are so grand that they have more players that would get on a combined team with Chelsea than the soon-to-be champions would get on that same team. "It means the coach was not able to transfer the right concentration, desire, ambition to win this game". Yes, four of Chelsea's final six are against top ten teams but they all sit in the lower half of the top ten.

"Zlatan is in the top form of his career", Conte said in his pre-match press conference. Against Crystal Palace we didn't deserve to lose. "Otherwise we deserve another thing".

Conte insisted the pressure would not get to him. When I was winning titles with Chelsea you were criticising the style of play. Past year that didn't happen. "Be patient and have great will to fight. otherwise we must clap another team", he added.

"We must understand this, that (something) really important is happening this season because we are doing a great job and a miracle if you consider last season and the problems we had".

United's performance was one of their best since Mourinho took charge last summer and the Portuguese praised his players' attitude.

"I am always excited to do my job and play football, and especially when you have the opportunity to play for a big club with fantastic fans, so for me it is always exciting to be on the pitch and even more so if we can give them what they deserve".

"Players" feedback are very important to us. "It does not give us anything, this record".

"I didn't score a lot in my career and I remember very well when I scored".

"I don't feel extra joy at beating Chelsea", he said.

He said: "No, the satisfaction is for different reasons". "These three points were phenomenal". A few days before, United strolled past Sunderland as they ran out 3-0 winners, and will be looking to close the gap on the teams above them come Sunday afternoon.

The Londoners had seen their lead reduced on Saturday as Tottenham swept aside Bournemouth 4-0, and they were unable to stretch the gap back to seven points as the men from Manchester claimed a deserved victory.

  • Stacy Allen