Conte: We still need 29 points for Premier League title


A 2-1 midweek Champions League last 16 first leg loss in Sevilla, a defeat that could have been much heavier, was the last straw amid growing talk of player unrest at Ranieri's tactical tinkering."It was never our expectation that the extraordinary feats of last season should be replicated this season".

Thibaut Courtois saved a Sigurdsson free-kick, gathering the ball at the second attempt before Kante lifted a shot over at the other end.

The Welsh side arrived having vastly shown vast improvement under their new boss with three wins in their last four games. The leaders had hoped to add the Spain global, who worked under Conte at Juventus, to their own ranks as a back-up for Diego Costa.

"Swansea" won three of the last four of the match.

Cesc Fabregas, restored to the team in place of Nemanja Matic, was making his 300th Premier League appearance and the former Arsenal star marked the milestone in the 19th minute with his 46th goal in the competition.

Lampard has been a regular at Chelsea game since his retirement
GETTYLampard has been a regular at Chelsea game since his retirement

Eventually, though, the pressure told and Pedro was able to beat the keeper with a powerful low drive from just outside the area in the 72nd minute.

'The formation is exploiting his characteristics better than before, ' he said. After some neat passes, Eden Hazard plays in Pedro behind the Swansea defence and his pull back is dug out from under himself by Fabregas before he prods home. "I think that it's not right that the players decide that the manager must be sacked or not".

The result left Hull second-bottom while Burnley are 11th after only their second away point of the season.

And the visitors might have felt aggrieved at being denied a second-half penalty when, with the score 1-1, the ball appeared to hit the arm of Cesar Azpilicueta.

"It is special, I am looking forward to going back", said the Swansea head coach.

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But within their first effort on goal, Swansea equalise, two minutes into added time. We had a bad moment and over a 46-game season that is normal, all the teams around us had it.

Diego Costa hammers Chelsea to a 3-1 lead. The Belgian was ill during the week but returned to the line-up at the expense of Asmir Begovic, who played against Wolves.

Costa has scored eight goals in five games versus Swansea.

Conte also made sure to praise the contribution of Pedro, who was selected over the Brazilian Willian. However, the Swans were able to pull a goal back through Fernando Llorente from a set piece on the stroke of half time.

"They know very well the way we must continue to try to stay at the top of the table and win the title", Conte said.

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