EPL: Chelsea's winning streak not enough to catch Manchester City, admits Conte

Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 08:53 IST | PA Sport

Antonio Conte hopes Chelsea can replicate last season's 13-game winning streak in the Premier League, but acknowledges even that may be not enough to overhaul Manchester City

Chelsea players celebrate a goal against West Brom during a Premier League match at The Hawthorns on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Chelsea players celebrate a goal against West Brom during a Premier League match at The Hawthorns on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Antonio Conte hopes Chelsea can replicate last season's 13-game winning streak in the Premier League, but acknowledges even that may be not enough to overhaul Manchester City. Despite dispatching West Brom 4-0 to take their sequence of victories to four, Conte's reigning champions still trail unbeaten leaders City by nine points.

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte

Asked whether he felt his team was capable of stringing together another long run of wins, Conte replied: "I hope so because last season we won 13 games in a row and in this league it's not simple to have this type of run. In every game it's very difficult, every game you have to play with great focus and concentration otherwise you risk dropping points. "Four wins in a row is important for our confidence. But in this case it doesn't depend on us because City are playing well and they're having fantastic results. Now it's very difficult to think that someone can stop them. They are having a fantastic run."

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