Conte on Chelsea’s 12-point table lead: “I must be crazy”

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Given how this all started, Antonio Conte is questioning his sanity.

“I must be crazy to think this would be the situation now,” the Chelsea manager said after a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday.

“Our start wasn’t good for many reasons. Only through work and great ability of the players has shown you can change the situation.”

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Chelsea was in eighth after a 3-0 loss at Arsenal in September, only to rip off a 13-match winning streak that put them in the history books and first place on the Premier League table.

The win gives Chelsea a 12-point lead over the Gunners, and only Spurs and Liverpool can knock that down to nine by the end of the weekend.

Conte is pumped, from the BBC:

“To put them 12 points behind is very important for us. In four days we have had two games against two great teams. I think we are showing we deserve to stay on top of the table. I am very pleased for my players. In every session they show me great attitude and great will to fight and win this league.”

As for Marcos Alonso‘s leaping headed goal that knocked Hector Bellerin to the turf, was it a foul? “In England, no”.