Three big results
Asked whether or not there was one moment when he knew Chelsea could win the title, Conte came up with three.
The Italian said: “If you ask me a proper moment, I don’t see one. I don’t see a moment. I saw my team improving, increasing game by game and step by step. For sure, when you play against Manchester City and win the way we did, the confidence improved. When you play and win against Manchester United at home the way we did, or when we drew against Liverpool and missed a penalty 10 minutes from the end… yes, the confidence improved a lot. These are moments that you understand you can fight for the title.”
Every time big questions were asked of Chelsea, ahead of those games or following defeats, Conte’s team responded and coped with the pressure better than all of their rivals.