Conte comments on moment that strengthened his bond with Chelsea fans

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte picked out the dominant 4-0 win over Manchester United in October 2016, as an important moment that helped the Blues eventually win the title in his first season in charge.

In that particular game, his controversial celebrations standing next to Jose Mourinho also raised his popularity among the Chelsea fans, considering the latter’s decision to take the Manchester United job was not exactly well-received by the public at Stamford Bridge.

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Conte told Sky Sports: “Sometimes I show my passion and I want to share my happiness with the fans. I had an amazing relationship with Chelsea fans.

“That game was important for us because when you win 4-0 against a top team it’s a boost because we understood very well that we could fight to win the league.

“This game gave us confidence and belief in ourselves and we created a fantastic relationship with our fans.”

The Blues ended the season seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur; a remarkable achievement after a disappointing 10th-placed finish in the previous campaign.

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Conte also added his opinion on Frank Lampard’s management at Chelsea, saying: “This is Frank’s second experience after Derby. To manage and be the coach of a top team is not easy.

“But I think he has the skills and the ability to become one of the best managers in the world.”

A Chelsea fan who loves football statistics. Studied sports journalism at the University of Sunderland.