Conte: We must be focused

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned his against believing they've all but won the title, citing experiences from his own career where it has gone horribly wrong.

The Blues have an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League standings and look by far and away the most consistent team in the English top flight this season, leading many to believe the title is theirs to lose.

However, Conte is desperate for that attitude not to creep into his squad as he remembers a time when he was with Juventus when they squandered a similar lead late in the campaign and surrendered the Scudetto to Lazio.

"I have had two experiences. One good experience, another bad experience, against Lazio," he was quoted saying by Sky Sports.

"Lazio in the last six games recovered seven points and we lost the title in the last game against Perugia.

"I was captain of the team. I remember after this game I must go to the European Championships with the national team. I didn't sleep for six days because it was a shock for me to lose the title.

"I have experienced this. When I continue to repeat that there are 13 games, there are 39 points… there is a long time before we can say we won the title.

"We must be focused, we must go step by step."