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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte takes dig at Jose Mourinho, Blues boss declares last season a “miracle”

Chelsea fans, this could be an interesting one for you…

Blues manager Antonio Conte, who joined the club in the summer of 2016, has taken a dig at Manchester United and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho ahead of this Sunday’s top of the table clash between the two sides.

This is according to the Daily Mail, who say that the Italian has branded his side’s Premier League winning campaign last season as a “miracle” following their 10th place finish the season before, which was partly overseen by the Red Devils chief.

Speaking about the west London side’s successes last season, Conte said that “last season was a miracle. It was a miracle, because we had the same players that the season before finished 10th.”

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Since arriving in England, the former Italy and Juventus manager has been nothing short of fantastic.

The 48-year-old saw his Chelsea side win their fifth Premier League title last year, with the Blues breaking a numerous amount of records in the process.

The Blues managed to win a league-record 30 times in 38 games last season, with the former Champions of Europe also managing to amass a total of 93 points, which is the second highest total of all time, behind Mourinho’s Chelsea side of 2005.

This season has been a bit different for the Italian however, as his side look like a shadow of their former selves.

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Despite beating Spurs away from home so far, the Blues have lost games at home to Burnely and Man City, as well as losing to bottom of the table Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Should United beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge today, it should see the Italian’s relationship with Mourinho strain even further.

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