Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his side can still improve, despite equalling a club record of 11 consecutive top-flight victories by beating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday.
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“The run is fantastic,” Conte is quoted as saying by BBC Sport. “Congratulations to my players, not me. I am pleased for them because they deserve this.
“I see every single moment, every day. It is commitment, the way we prepare for the game and the way they fight. I am pleased for the fans who are fantastic home and away and who push us.
“We can improve, though. You can always improve in different aspects.
“I am pleased with this level we have reached and with work we can improve. It is important to understand we are only at the 17th game in the season. There are two games before the halfway.
“We are working very well and are in a good position. We must not look at the table and continue. We must not look at our rivals and continue to work hard ourselves.
“We have reached a good balance between offence and defence.
“In some moments, our goalkeeper has been decisive. We dominated the last game but [goalkeeper] Thibaut [Courtois] made a fantastic save. After last season when he conceded lots of goals, this season is going very well for him. We offend and defend as a team.”