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Antonio Conte suggests Chelsea recognise his 'real value'

13 May 2017

Jose Mourinho's first season in English football culminated in a record-breaking season as Chelsea topped the table with 95 points, the greatest ever haul in top-flight history.

West Brom were more lively than they have been for a while against Burnley, were they scored twice, last time out.

Antonio Conte's side only need three points from their last three matches to clinch the Premier League but want to secure the trophy at the first opportunity.

N'Golo Kante returns for Chelsea after missing the 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday night.

"We had a lot of critics, the new manager came in at the beginning of the season, we won some games but then we lost and there were again a lot of critics".

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The Nerazzurri are said to be prepared to offer him a lucrative contract and huge transfer war chest to retool the squad, according to his needs, ahead of next season.

Three more points would put Chelsea out of reach of Tottenham, who face sixth-placed Manchester United on Sunday.

When pressed on the Inter rumours, he added: "I repeat what I said before, I have a contract, two years with Chelsea, but also I like to repeat for me and my players it is important to be focused in the moment, the moment is very important".

Gibson has proven in a solid campaign that he could be a Premier League defender for years to come and, with West Brom needing a long-term replacement for the 37-year-old Gareth McAuley, the former England youth global is a natural fit. We're still chasing a points tally that will keep us in eighth position, so we have a lot to play for.

Tickets are being sold in the Chelsea end for close to 2,000 pounds with so many Blues supporters confident of a win at the Hawthorns.

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"Friday we have the first chance, but we must know to play against West Brom is not easy".

The deal would constitute a massive pay-rise, as he is reportedly earning around £6.5m per season at Stamford Bridge. We want to get it done as soon as we can, ' he told the Evening Standard.

'I know we're not there yet but we're very close and it will be very enjoyable after past year'.

"We've got some tough games coming up", said defender Craig Dawson. I need to have this type of situation where you arrive and you have to work a lot and also to transform the situation in the right way.

Tony Pulis, who has expressed interest in signing John Terry when he leaves Chelsea this summer, hopes the Baggies can stall the champions-elect, though.

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