Antonio Conte says every team in the Premier League wants to end Chelsea’s record-equalling winning run, not just Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea head to White Hart Lane on Wednesday bidding to break the Premier League record for consecutive victories in a single season by earning their 14th win in a row — a run that stretches back to September.
Tottenham are among the teams who have tasted defeat against Conte’s men during that stretch, and striker Harry Kane admits that derailing their London rivals’ momentum and denying their attempt at history is giving him and his teammates extra motivation ahead of Wednesday’s clash.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has even claimed that the rest of the Premier League wants to see his team beat Chelsea — who can move eight points clear of second-placed Liverpool with a win — for the sake of the title race, but Conte believes every opponent the Blues face now will be equally determined.
“I think that this type of game [a London derby] gives you motivation, great motivation,” Conte said. “Now I think every team wants to stop our run, not only Tottenham. If you see the table you can see we have only five points more than Liverpool, six more than Manchester City.