Conte explains Chelsea’s two big targets against Sunderland

Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to make history against Sunderland on Sunday – and to also ensure Thibaut Courtois wins this season’s Golden Glove award.

The newly-crowned champions go into their final league game of the campaign knowing a victory would see them become the first team to win 30 Premier League matches in a season.

And a clean sheet for keeper Courtois would guarantee he finishes the season with more shut-outs than his nearest rival for the Golden Glove, Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris.

Chelsea face Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley a week on Saturday, but Blues boss Conte says they still have plenty to play for this weekend.

He explained at a news conference on Friday: “On Sunday we have two targets; to try to win 30 games in this league, which would be an unbelievable target for us, and to help Thibaut to win the Golden Glove.

“We also want to to prepare the right way the FA Cup final against Arsenal.”

There will be a celebratory atmosphere at Stamford Bridge – and high emotion in what will be skipper John Terry’s final appearance there for the Blues.

Conte added: “It is important to celebrate because this title is a great win, for me, for the players, for the club and for our fans.

“On Sunday we have to try to win the game and then to celebrate this league is very important.

“I can’t wait to do this with my players and with the fans, and also to celebrate John.”




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