EPL: Chelsea ready to fight hard, says boss Antonio Conte

Updated: May 08, 2017, 09:57 IST | PA Sport | London

Antonio Conte is on the verge of winning the Premier League in his first season at Chelsea and the Italian has challenged his players to now go in for the kill

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Antonio Conte is on the verge of winning the Premier League in his first season at Chelsea and the Italian has challenged his players to now go in for the kill.

Buoyed by second-placed Tottenham's 1-0 defeat West Ham on Friday, Conte's side host Middlesbrough today knowing they need six points from their last four games to be crowned champions.3

A title race that looked set to go down to the wire now seems certain to be a lengthy coronation party for Chelsea, who can clinch the trophy with a victory at West Brom .

"I think my target is to put in the mind of my players a winning mentality. It's very difficult to keep 20 players happy. I want players ready to fight and to try to put themselves in the team, to try to win together. Then, if you are happy or unhappy, I don't care," Conte said.

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