Chance at history will keep Chelsea motivated on final day, says Antonio Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says the carrot of achieving Premier League history is keeping them motivated.

The champions can become the first team in the competition's 25-year history to get 30 wins in a single season - after beating Watford 4-3 on Monday night.

The win over Watford left Conte's men with 29 Premier League wins - matching the record made by Chelsea under Jose Mourinho in 04/05 and 05/06.

The Blues can break the record by beating Sunderland in Sunday's final league game.

Conte said it was normal for a team to lose concentration at this stage of the season but he has confidence in his team.

"I think that my players want to reach this target."

The club also announced that they will parade the Premier League trophy on May 28 - when they will also hope to be in possession of the FA Cup.

Chelsea beat West Brom last Friday to reclaim the Premier League title they last won in 2014-15.

The Blues will be presented with the trophy after Sunday's clash with Sunderland.

Attention will then turn to the May 27 FA Cup final with Arsenal, when a Chelsea win would secure the double in Antonio Conte's first season as head coach.

Chelsea said on their official website: "After securing the Premier league title, and with agreement from all relevant local agencies, we can confirm a victory parade will be held on Sunday, May 28, commencing at midday.

"Antonio Conte and his squad, who will contest the FA Cup final the day before the parade, will be accompanied on the route by the academy, which has enjoyed another unprecedented year of success.

"The youth team completed a double of their own, adding the Under-18 Premier League title to a sixth FA Youth Cup in eight years."

The parade will begin at Stamford Bridge and travel east along Fulham Road, then on to King's Road before stopping at Eel Brook Common.


 

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