Published: Mon, April 30, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Top Four Finish Not Over Yet Says Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte

Top Four Finish Not Over Yet Says Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte

The former Premier League champions now face a huge home game against Liverpool next Sunday while Swansea will be anxiously looking over their shoulders following relegation rival Southampton's victory earlier in the day.

Fabregas admits nerves are no longer an issue for him as the season enters a critical phase for Chelsea and the Spain global wants to help his younger team-mates to cope with any pressure that arises.

"The advantage is with Tottenham because it's not up to us", said Fabregas. But I think experience goes with it.

Chelsea host Liverpool next weekend in one of the biggest matches of the season for the Blues, as a win would take Conte's men to within three points of the Anfield club.

"It won't be easy, we know they will play against Watford".

"Very calm", he said of himself. "If the lads had played like that from the start of the season, I would not be here and they would be cruising in the league".

Fabregas' curling finish was a fitting way to bring up his half-century of goals in the Premier League, but it was Hazard's clinical exploitation of a Swansea error that made it, pouncing on Andy King's sloppy loss of possession, weaving his way forward and picking out the right pass.

"We depended on others to try and get out of this position". "It's been a long time since I've scored - I was waiting for it to happen".

West Brom would have been relegated to the Championship if it had failed to take maximum points at St. James' Park, but Matt Phillips bagged the first-half victor to keep the club safe for a few more hours at least.

"When I arrived here we were five points adrift", Carvalhal said.

It wasn't a convincing performance from the 2016-17 champions but it was enough to secure three points and to plunge Swansea into further danger.

"The only way that we have to put a bit of pressure on the top four is to win".

Swansea's loss leaves them just a point outside the drop-zone following Southampton's win in the south coast derby, while Chelsea are now just two points off Tottenham in fourth, as Conte's men continue to fight for a Champions League spot.

"Football is very simple. We just have to keep winning", he continued. Now we have three games to go and have to win for our fans, for our work and then we'll see what happens.

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