12 February 2017
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea received a huge favour from fellow title contender, Liverpool, after they defeated Tottenham at Anfield on Saturday to ensure the Blues stay 9 points clear at the top of the log with a game in hand.
Speaking after seeing AFCON returnee, Sadio Mane, fire two goals past Premier League’s meanest defence for Liverpool’s 2 – 0 win, Conte appreciated the effort of the Reds and thanked Jurgen Klopp and his boys for doing Chelsea “a favour”.
Though a little out of the title race, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will have a say in who will win the title eventually as they have a home game against Chelsea later in the season.
But Mourinho is not waiting until then to have his say. After overseeing his team’s 2 – 0 home win over Watford, Mourinho tipped current league leaders, Chelsea to win the title.
Mourinho said: “I think in this situation, a very defensive team wins the title with counter-attack goals and set-pieces goals.”