The Blues lead at the top of the Premier League was cut to just four points over the weekend, as Tottenham beat Bournemouth 4-0. We have to think that there are six finals from now until the end.
Such a result would propel Conte's men into next Tuesday's Premier League game at home to Southampton with renewed confidence and the knowledge they could deliver a second psychological blow by pulling seven points clear of their closest challengers with a win 24 hours before Spurs make the hard trip to Palace.
Conte says he is anxious that Spurs, who have now won six on the bounce, now have the momentum in the run-in and could inflict further psychological damage on his side by beating them in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has defended Jose Mourinho's decision to sell Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku during the Portuguese's time at Stamford Bridge.
In Chelsea's previous game against Manchester United a warm-up injury for Marcos Alonso forced him off the starting eleven, and people might have expected his absence be one reason for the defeat at Old Trafford.
Football lovers around the world are already making permutations as to Tottenham's chances of overtaking Chelsea to the title. Regardless of the opposition, we want to win it.
He said, "We've some tough games coming up - (Crystal) Palace away, Leicester away, Arsenal and (Manchester) United here but we're feeling good, we're feeling confident". If you can get it to three points or below - where every single game is going to make a difference - that's when you can see real pressure get put on Chelsea. We've been very good at that this season, especially at home. "Otherwise we must clap another team". "If we pick up the points we need it doesn't matter what Spurs do". Sevilla, for instance won three straight Europa League titles, until a year ago, and by the virtue of it, always secured Champions League football for the following season.