Conte names his magic title number after win

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Another win has more questions for Antonio Conte on tasting the Premier League title during his first bite at the apple.

The Chelsea manager saw his side scrape a win thanks to a late Gary Cahill goal, taking three points at Stoke City to guarantee its table lead will be a minimum 10 points come Monday.

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Conte thinks the number that’ll do it 90 points, which would take seven wins from 10. That run starts with Crystal Palace after the international break, and includes a brutal run-in that sees Man City, Manchester United, Spurs, and Everton in a five-match span.

From the BBC:

“We need to take 21 points for the title win. There are 10 games to go, today was a great win, a good signal but it is important to continue with the same commitment and work rate as a team.

“To have a 10 points gap, 13 at the moment, but I like to think our opponents will win tomorrow. We have to look at ourselves. We are happy. We must be ready to fight, today we were ready.”

Seven-in-10 shouldn’t be a huge problem for the Blues, especially if they can manage a win against third-place Man City. It’s also a boon that the fixture congestion caused by its FA Cup semi also bothers opponent and second-place standing Spurs.