Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has challenged his players to make history, by defeating Sunderland on the last day of this season’s Premier League campaign.
The Blues’ 4-3 win over Watford on Monday, secured a record-equalling 29th victory in the competition this season, level with Jose Mourinho’s title-winning Chelsea team of 2004/2005.
Conte has now set his players a new target, of becoming the first team in Premier League history to reach the 30-win mark.
“I made this decision to change a lot of players with the opportunity, above all, for our young players to start this game,” Conte said.
“This was an important game because it’s the first game that we are champions. I must be pleased because we conceded three goals, but we scored four, and also we created many chances to improve the final result. I had good answers from the game.
“We won our 29th game this season, so it’s a great achievement. We have the possibility to win 30 games. We have to fight to try and reach this target now. It’s important for the players. The most important thing is to win the league, but then you can write some records … that’s important for the history.”