Chelsea 2-1 Man City: Antonio Conte heaps praise on Eden Hazard

"It is very important, this", Conte told BT Sport.

City's six league defeats this season is the highest tally Guardiola has recorded in a single domestic campaign in his managerial career.

Attack: I don't think Conte will make any changes to his preferred front three so Pedro should continue to support Diego Costa in attack this weekend.

'Eden is one of the best players in the world, ' the Belgian continued.

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It is a big win [over Man City]. "I believe that we can win every game if we play like today - and then we'll see".

"The Chelsea v City game could have gone both ways, but we're looking at both sides I think".

'Chelsea have ambitions to win the Champions League again and always look to play for the title. "How are things? Well we're gritting our teeth because we want to finish off this season by doing something huge and unexpected and certainly we'll try to build something important - something important for next season". That's the target. We have to be ready for everything.

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Tottenham fans, prepare yourselves for a long few weeks if the Italian media is anything to go by. "It was a very hard game for us.

He scored two goals but his commitment, his work for the team was very good", he said. If we are able to do this, we will win the title. "I'm a lucky guy to manage these guys". Hopefully they keep in charge with me and I would like next season to move the team a step forward.

"They have a lot of great players and a fantastic coach".

The Dutch striker got the nod over the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen for his role in Spurs' stunning 3-1 comeback win at Swansea on Wednesday night. [I'll do it with] Numbers now... six wins.

Middlesbrough played their full part in a pulsating encounter, but are now seven points adrift of safety with eight games remaining.

City, who enjoyed an edge in possession throughout the night, never really threatened the Chelsea goal in the second half.

Guardiola added: "We created enough to score goals". Southampton topped Crystal Palace 3-1 and Bournemouth produced a late goal to hold Liverpool 2-2 at Anfield.

  • Lawrence Cooper