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Chelsea Manager, Antonio Conte has said that his target for the London club when he took over, was to finish top of the log and get Champions League qualification.

Speaking in a live interview monitored by AOIFootball.com, the Italian, who praised his players for adapting superbly to changes he made in the team’s formation, said he didn’t want to introduce changes to the team early until September last year when they lost to Liverpool, Arsenal and drew with Swansea City.

 

“When I came to England, I knew it was not going to be easy as we have great clubs like Tottenham Hotspurs, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City. I have great respect for all the teams in the Premier League because they are all top class.

“When it became clear after our losses to Liverpool and Arsenal last September, I decided not to wait but to quickly change the tactics to a 4-3-2-1 formation. I never knew my players would adapt so quickly and superbly to the formation and that changed everything for us as we never looked back.

“Hopefully, we have had a near-perfect season and I hope that by Friday when go to West Brom, we would be able to make it a perfect season. I’m indeed very happy because my players have surpassed my expectations,” concluded Conte.

 

Chelsea visit giant killers, West Bromich Albion on Friday, with hope to be crowned the 2016/2017 Premier League champions, with just two games remaining.

 

 

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