Antonio Conte rates Chelsea title chances 50-50 after Manchester United defeat

Posted April 20, 2017

The 19-year-old registered the 16th goal of his exciting senior career by breaking the deadlock in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Premier League leaders Chelsea at Old Trafford, where he led the attack for manager Jose Mourinho while top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic sat on the bench due to tiredness.

It turned out to be a master-stroke, with Chelsea's first shot of the match coming in the 46th minute of the first half.

"Of course, he took his goal very well", Matteo said. It means the coach wasn't able to transfer the right concentration, desire, ambition to win this type of game.

"Normally you win the title if you are 22 matches unbeaten and we are struggling to finish top four", he said, with United four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with a game in hand. We need to realise it's not over, we need to realise there are points to play for, and we have to dig in.

United were organised, played with a high level of intensity and cut the visiting side's passing lanes throughout the match. Only Arsenal have more games left (eight). No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Next week we try at Anfield to get 69, and let's carry on. "One is the Europa League and the second is to finish in the top four because I think playing in the Champions League is a big objective for next season for us".

"Luck plays a part in most football matches and it could be argued Herrera had a large slice of it with the suspected handball that took the pace off an attempted Chelsea pass, allowing the Spaniard to produce a world-class through ball for Marcus Rashford to score".

In turn, Mourinho will hope that the goal sparks a bit of form for the youngster between now and the end of the campaign as he has been critical of his strikers in recent weeks for their lack of a clinical edge in the final third which has proven costly.

"But while it is mathematically possible we have to go with everything we have".

Liverpool dominated but needed goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to spread himself and block Matt Phillips's attempted chip in a late chance for West Brom.