Despite being on the top spot in the league table with 34 points from 14 matches, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned his players that they must improve their performances if they want to win the English Premier League title.
In their last outing on Saturday, Chelsea put forth a statement of intent when they defeated their fellow title-contenders Manchester City 3-1 away from home at the Etihad stadium.
With a record number of eight wins on the run, Chelsea gaffer Conte still feels there is a scope for improvement when it comes to the team.
“We have to wait for the first part of the season because we know this league is not easy. Now we are playing very well. We are playing good football, we have good confidence, but it’s important to continue to work and improve. There is room to improve,” Conte was quoted as saying by Chelsea TV.
In the match against City, Chelsea conceded an early lead courtesy of an own goal from defender Gary Cahill. However, they came back from behind to score three consecutive goals in the second half from Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard.
“It’s a big win and a big result against a really strong team.”
“With the quality of players in their squad I think it’s the most complete in this league. For this reason, I am pleased with the result, and with the players. They showed me great character,” the former Italy international said.
“We were lucky at the start of the second half because there was one crossbar, and also a good save from Thibaut kept the result at 1-0. Then we found great strength to score the goal to draw, and then to score the second goal and the third goal.
“It’s fantastic this because I repeat, it’s not easy to come here and win this game. Now we have to continue,” he concluded.