Following their 3-0 humbling by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, Chelsea went on a 13-game win streak in the league.
And Conte admits he had to make it clear to his players of his expectations after their heavy loss to their London rivals.
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Antonio Conte says he had to inspire Chelsea's players after their defeat to Arsenal in September
We had a moment when I told the players and underlined the negative situation
“We had a moment when I told the players and underlined the negative situation,” he t old Chelsea’s website.
“After the Liverpool and Arsenal defeats, I said very clearly that we must show we are a great team on the pitch, not only because Chelsea is a great team, but you must show in every game, during the game, that you are a great team, not only because your name is Chelsea.
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“After the two defeats a lot of things changed and now I can talk only of positive things and I hope this continues because it means that we are doing something important this season.”
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Chelsea are well and truly over their early season struggles now, and find themselves nine points clear of Tottenham at the top of the table.
Conte’s side travel to Burnley on Sunday (1.30pm) hoping to make it seven games unbeaten in all competitions.