Conte: "The confidence increases."

  • Conte was thrilled as Chelsea made it four wins and no goals conceded.

  • Chelsea's winning streak has seen them reach 22 points after 10 games.

Antonio Conte hailed his side's 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday as strikes by Eden Hazard and Diego Costa handed Chelsea their fourth Premier League win on the bounce.

The west London side moved up to fourth spot in the Premier League table, one point behind table toppers Manchester City.

Eden Hazard broke the deadlock at the St. Mary's before Diego Costa wrapped up the win with a sublime strike to make it four wins and four clean sheets on the bounce for the west London club. However, after the clash the former Italy coach heaped praise on his players and their all round display at the St Mary's as he reckons the belief at Stamford Bridge will continue to rise.

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"I'm pleased with the game," he told BBC Sport. "This is the fourth game we win without conceding a goal in a row. It's fantastic. The confidence increases. We can continue to work very hard.

"We knew [it] was a test against a strong side in good shape and form. It's important to win games like this.

"But that's the past and we must concentrate on the next game against a good team like Everton. But there is great satisfaction at the result and performance.

"We created many chances. It's the perfect game when strikers score and defenders don't concede. The players deserved this, they work hard in training.

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"When you see this type of game and commitment from your players, it's fantastic for a coach."

Conte also told Sky Sports: "It's early for us to speak about title contenders. We have to work very hard to continue.

"We can improve a lot. We must improve. After the first part of the season, I can tell more about this run."

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