Antonio Conte says he deliberately creates tension to keep Chelsea's title focus

Carla Harmon
February 11, 2017

Antonio Conte has insisted that Manchester United are still in the title race despite being 14 points behind Chelsea.

"His previous manager, Jose Mourinho, valued Hazard at "£100 million ($124.8 million, 117.3 million euros) per leg", but Conte shied away from offering a valuation.

'I like to keep always the right tension in my players, ' Conte said.

"Diego is really an important player to us, and the situation is very clear". A top player. He's in a level very high. But I don't see the problem, because we don't want to sell him. "He hasn't a price now".

"For sure it could be a really tough game because I read with great attention the stats", he told reporters today. Stay with us and your daughter and your wife.' But sometimes it's not easy to explain to my wife my choice when I have a day off, to watch a game for example. There is great concentration.

Chelsea's form consists of four wins and one draw in the last five games.

Luiz is expected to start on Sunday as Chelsea take on Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 12.30pm.

It will be telling if Liverpool can raise their game against Spurs this weekend and put in a better showing than they did against Swansea and Hull.

They were well beaten at Stamford Bridge in August, but Burnley's home form gives Sean Dyche cause for optimism against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Premier League is one of the most closely-contested and intense footballing leagues on the planet, with the victor notoriously hard to predict these days, Leicester's dream run past year a case in point. "There's no reason why we can't upset them though". First is Chelsea with 33, second is Tottenham with 32, and Burnley is third with 28.

Mee, who has played a crucial role in the Burnley back-line this season, is a big fan of Costa who he acknowledged presents a serious threat to his side's hope of claiming an improbable eighth consecutive home win.

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