Tony Cottee thinks Jose Mourinho's mind games are just part of the business end of the season
The Blues currently sit top of the Premier League and are 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham.
And according to Sky Sports pundit Tony Cottee, if the chasing pack are to have any hope of catching the leaders, then they will need Mourinho's mind games.
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"Mourinho's probably winding him [Conte] up I would have thought and he's probably doing a good job," Cottee told Sky Sports.
"That's all part of the mind games isn't it? We've seen it over the years.
"Sir Alex Ferguson's done it, Arsene Wenger's done it and Mourinho has certainly done it.
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"It's all part of it when you get to this part of the season and I think you try any little trick or statement to try and unsettle the other team.
"They need the wheels to come off to have any chance of catching them – there are five teams queuing up behind them.
"Chelsea are so far in front at the moment so it's just a title bit of mind games from Mourinho."