Conte not interested in Chelsea's title rivals.



After a sublime display that saw Antonio Conte's Blues smash Everton 5-0 on Saturday, the Italian refused to discuss Chelsea's title chances. The former Juventus coach, who is delighted with his side's current form that has seen them register five league games without conceding, said their triumph over Ronald Koeman's Toffees isn't "a message" to their Premier League title rivals.


Eden Hazard's brace and goals from Marcos Alonso, Diego Costa and Pedro Rodriguez helped the west London side seal three points at Stamford Bridge. "We don't want to send a message to the other teams," he said at a news conference. "It's important to send a message to ourselves, to think and be focused on our work. Not to see the others.

Read More: What exactly is wrong with Manchester United. "We want to improve and we're working a lot to improve. I think this is the right way and the players are recognising this way to continue. "It's important to celebrate this win, but I like to say that the game against Everton is now in the past. After the international break it's important to be focused and to restart in the same way that we left it [here]. "If we look at the table we can see we are top. Sunday probably the situation can change, but it's not important.


"It was important to win, to continue to improve, to play good football and bring onto the pitch our principles. Five games in a row we don't concede - I think we can be satisfied."

Read More: The Return of Harry Kane for Tottenham. Conte confirmed that there are no concerns over Diego Costa's fitness. "I don't think it's a serious injury, because in the first half he took a bad kick in the ankle, but then he continued to play and play very well," he said. "He's a fantastic player and he showed his passion, and he continues to score goals. I'm not worried about his injury."

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