Chelsea manager who earlier stated that his team are out of this season’s title race, has again expressed that he is now targeting a top four finish in the league.
This follows a 1-0 defeat against West Ham United at the London Stadium. It was Chelsea’s fourth defeat of the season which sees Conte ruing his team’s inconsistent performances this season.
“My experience is this, if you want to stay in the race for the title, in the first part of the season you can lose once, twice” he said. “There are six top teams and there are only four places for the Champions league and two places for the Europa league. You have targets. Also if Manchester city has many points over you, you have an important target to try to get into the top four and play in the Champions league.”
Chelsea were not their usual creative selves against West Ham on Saturday with star man Eden Hazard, particularly below par. They created more chances in the game though, but could not find the goal to get back into the game after going behind so early.
The Blues will be looking to bounce back when they face Huddersfield Town at the John Smith Stadium on Tuesday night.