Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was reluctant to talk up their title chances yesterday.

Conte was asked whether he believes Chelsea can finish top this term.

“Now there are five teams that are very very close, but we shouldn’t look at the table,” he said.

“We must be focused on the work on the pitch, go game by game, step by step. It is too early to talk about the table, the title race. We need to improve step by step.”