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​Conte would prefer Chelsea to be leading rather than chasing

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says he does not think there is more pressure on Tottenham and Liverpool this week because they are trying to hold on to the Champions League positions, reports Sky Sports.

Conte says he would prefer to be ahead in the race for qualification rather than hoping for mistakes than other teams - and pointed out that Chelsea led for much of the season when they won the title last year.

Asked if it was easier to be chasing down other teams, Conte said: "Do you think it is easier? I don't think so, I prefer to stay ahead of the other teams like last season.

"Tottenham kept up the pressure but we were able to win many games and to keep the right distance and win the title.

"I think it is easier to stay ahead of the other team because the situation is in your hands."

Ian Ferris
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