Following Saturday’s FA Cup semifinal win over Spurs and Tuesday’s blowout of Southampton — the 4-2 score line didn’t tell the story of the second half — Antonio Conte is fired up for Chelsea to complete its Premier League title run. The manager admits that his side was under pressure after Spurs narrowed the table gap to four points last week, but the wins have eased the Blues’ burden. Chelsea had lost two of four PL matches before the weekend. From Football.London: “I think we passed a big, big psychological step after the defeat to United. We lost three points and had to prepare a semi-final against Tottenham and then another tough game in the league. In that moment we had a really important
Liverpool must work together as a team to improve in defence and stop giving away goals, defender Ragnar Klavan says. Liverpool are third in the Premier League table but have conceded the most goals amongst the top six teams, leading to disappointing results including last Sunday's 2-1 loss to 12th-placed Crystal Palace. "It's not easy to put it down to a couple of things, but we have to work together as a team," Klavan told the club's website.
Sam Allardyce says he is enjoying the best spell of results in his long managerial career as his Crystal Palace side prepare to try to dent Tottenham Hotspur's title push. Palace host second-placed Tottenham on Wednesday, having won six and drawn one of their last eight games -- a run only bettered by Tottenham, who have won seven in a row. What is more, Palace have beaten Chelsea and Liverpool away during that period as well as Arsenal at home.