Great Character - Antonio Conte Hails Chelsea Win Over Swansea

Frank Lampard won three Premier League trophies during his time at Chelsea

GETTYFrank Lampard won three Premier League trophies during his time at Chelsea

On Saturday, the Blues bid that time by toying with Swansea at Stamford Bridge and emerging with a 3-1 victory to extend their lead to 11 points at the top of the table.

Pedro Rodriguez was the provider and, after Fernando Llorente leveled with a header on the stroke of halftime, Fabregas returned the favor as Chelsea's lead was restored. We must pay great attention tomorrow.

"It's not a true 11 points, the other teams have to play, I like to tell this that they need another 29 points to win the league and if we are able from now at the end to take 29 points for sure we win the title", Conte said. We don't deserve it but it's the reality.

"In both games we worked very hard and I think we could give anyone a difficult game in this moment".

"Now the players at Swansea are benefiting from the same advice and knowledge that Claude was giving me".

Chelsea, beaten only once in 20 matches in all competitions, have 63 points from 26 matches, with Manchester City, who are not in action this weekend, on 52 from 25.

Claudio Ranieri was sacked by Leicester on Thursday night after winning the 2015-16 title, while Jose Mourinho left Chelsea in December 2015, seven months after winning the Premier League.

He added: "To keep the concentration for the whole championship is not easy". I'm lucky to have a lot of players that in the past won a lot. "They know very well the way we must continue to try to stay at the top of the table and win the title". "Today I saw a lot of right answers from my players".

'I think he is playing very well, with and without the ball.

Having been given a foothold in the game, Swansea approached the second half with more belief, but they were again nearly caught out by Fabregas, who drilled a sharp shot against the crossbar seven minutes after the restart.

More footage has now emerged from Chelsea's training ground and this time it features Willian scoring two outrageous volleys from outside the area after being tee'd up by Conte himself.

Pedro started again and scored for a third straight game.

"'He is showing his quality", said the Italian. "Now the formation is exploiting his characteristics still better than before".

But during the interval of his former side's 3-1 victory over Swansea, Lampard was visibly moved by the opportunity to say goodbye to the Chelsea fans.

At 1-1, the ball appeared to hit the arm of the hosts' defender Cesar Azpilicueta.

Referee Neil Swarbrick dismissed the appeals and Clement did not approach him about the decision afterwards. I've been wrong several times before but I'm going for realism here.

Latest News