Date published: Saturday 17th December 2016 4:27

Antonio Conte praised his Chelsea players after an 11th straight win, but still won’t look at the table.

Chelsea recorded a third consecutive 1-0 victory to open up a nine-point lead at the summit.

Conte was quick to pay tribute to his players for their hard work during the impressive run. However, he was also keen to stress that it is still to early to speculating whether they can go on and win the Premier League title.

“The run is fantastic. Congratulations to my players, not me. I am pleased for them because they deserve this. I see every single moment, every day,” Conte told Sky Sports.

“It is commitment, the way we prepare for the game and the way they fight. I am pleased for the fans who are fantastic home and away and who push us.

“We can improve though. You can always improve in different aspects. I am pleased with this level we have reached and with work we can improve.

“It is important to understand we are only at the 17th game in the season.

“There are two games before the half way. We are working very well and are in a good position. We must not look at he table and continue. We must not look at our rivals and continue work hard ourselves.”