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21 April, 2018, 04:28 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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   FEUD Antonio Conte has taken another swipe at Jose Mourinho

Antonio Conte insisted Chelsea are not already in the FA Cup final, despite playing relegation candidates Southampton in the semi-final. Luis Enrique, if you brought in him you'd have to then change a lot because of the style and the way he would want to play.

"We have moved forward a long way but there is still a gap between the top clubs and ourselves, without a shadow of doubt", he said.

The Clarets struggled to cope with the physical duo, but it was Victor Moses who starred with a goal and an assist to help Chelsea record successive wins on the road.

"That was a fantastic performance from the Blues and a deserved three points", Conte told Chelsea media after the game. In the past it was very difficult for me to try this option but they showed a great link and a great combination and at the same time they worked very hard for the team.

"We must always have great motivation to finish the season as strongly as possible", he said.

Fellow Spain worldwide Cesc Fabregas attempted to calm the striker down, as Chelsea held on for a 2-1 win and kept their slight hopes of a Champions League place alive.

"As a Chelsea person, I'd love to see Luis Enrique.


It was the first opportunity I had to play with two strikers with these characteristics", he said. Burnley hosted Chelsea in a battle for fifth place and pride.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche was pleased with his side's performance against Chelsea on Thursday, despite losing 2-1, as he believes they are getting closer to the top teams.

Chelsea fielded a two-man attack - in the form of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud - for the first time in seven years.

Morata should have made it 2-0 in the second half when he sprinted clear of the Burnley defence but the Spain striker missed the target with only Pope to beat and was soon replaced by substitute Eden Hazard.

"Back-to-back wins is the flawless preparation for Wembley on Sunday", the former Premier League champions wrote on their official Twitter handle after the game.

However, Burnley drew level when Johann Berg Gudmundsson's low drive went in off Burnley striker Ashley Barnes.

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