The Italian swung jubilantly from the dugout after Gary Cahill had scored the late victor in the 2-1 victory and afterwards embraced players and staff joyfully as Chelsea moved 13 points clear of their pursuers.
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“It is like a blur”, said Cahill afterwards. I just went absolutely berserk. “We’re happy with the victory, but it’s still a long way to win the title”.
He said: “When you go to places like West Ham and Stoke people hope you’re going to drop points”.
But Wenger isn’t saying whether his reign will be extended into a 22nd season, or even if Arsenal wants him to stay.
“It would mean we’ve won the league and, for me, it would be a great satisfaction to have one of my players winning this award”. The moment you pull up an error – it’s highlighted tenfold’.
“You saw the celebrations”.
Now we’re about to see what happens when Chelsea play without Hazard, with the Belgian reportedly set to miss the game against Stoke with injury. Of the three sides that failed to hang on to their advantage; two, Arsenal in 2008 and Manchester United in 2012, led by only a single point.
Troy Deeney’s own-goal handed Palace a third straight win, taking the south London club four points above the relegation zone.
Stoke face Chelsea on Saturday afternoon and ahead of the clash, Hughes claimed he spoke to the former England defender about a move to the Bet-365 stadium and the opportunity to provide Terry with more first-team football. “They are important but, if you don’t win, they are not important”.
Conte’s 3-4-3 formation has proved to be a phenomenal success, with Chelsea storming to the top of the Premier League.
But the legacy of their stroll to the title has been the continuity which allows players to know where they stand not just this season but next year and beyond.
Chelsea led early on after Willian’s free-kick beat Grant, who dived down to his near post and got a hand to the ball but failed to stop it finding the back of the net.