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So, according to Conte, we have a Chelsea side lacking motivation and a Tottenham team that are the best in the country and with a chance of glory.

On Sunday, a resurgent United put up an unexpected brilliant performance as they defeated Chelsea 2-0 to breathe new life into the title race at the Old Trafford. They showed more desire, more ambition, more motivation to win.

"It is very simple but in this case the fault is of the coach". It means the coach wasn't able to transfer the right concentration, desire, ambition to win this type of game.

Chelsea will play Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the FA CUP later this week. I have a concern because we have to work together and find quickly the right ambition to win this title.

"Chelsea is one of the best teams in the league this year, they play great and Eden (Hazard) is obviously a very special player, but we've played him and Chelsea this season and we won". "But I hope he can continue like this, to help the team reach the objectives". "We must find the same".

The combative midfielder was awarded with the man of the match award for his overall contribution to Manchester United's 2-0 win against Chelsea. I am just concentrating on each game and when the manager calls on me, I will give 100% and look to play as well as I can.

United manager Jose Mourinho, who saw his side thrashed 4-0 at Chelsea in October and was branded "Judas" by fans of his old club during last month's FA Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge, played a gamble by resting 28-goal Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was available for selection.

Conte's reaction was to deflect all criticism away from his players and take sole responsibility himself. He was downcast but remained calm and his players will surely appreciate and respect his willingness to take sole responsibility by moving front and centre to shield them from the measured criticism that would have been deserved after this rare lapse.

"Sometimes it is also normal that they have a period where they do not score".

Although, Chelsea are favorites to win the Premier League title considering their sparkling form this season, but they now seem to be sitting on the throne of despair with six games to go.

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