Chelsea’s Antonio Conte plays down significance of Manchester United clash

first_imgChelsea manager Antonio Conte reckons the title race will continue right until the end of the season.”I think this game is like any other game and for us the most important thing is the three points,” the Italian manager told a news conference on Friday.”This (title) was our target at the start of the season… For sure the road is long and there are other teams who want to win the title and I think for this reason it will be until the end of the season.”United manager Jose Mourinho will field a strong side this weekend despite the game being sandwiched between the two-legged Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht. (Manchester United midfielder Mata to miss rest of the season)Fifth-placed United are four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with a game in hand, and need to finish in the top four or win the Europa League to make the Champions League.”For sure we will face a really strong team because Manchester United are a really good team, physically and technically very strong, and for this reason we must pay great attention,” Conte added.”United also want to play and find a place in next season’s Champions League and arrive in the first four and I think they have every possibility to do this.”United are on a 21-game unbeaten league run since losing 4-0 in October at Chelsea, who have the best away record in the league, having lost just twice in 16 games this season.advertisementlast_img read more