Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted his side wanted to prove their “ambition” with an impressive performance against Manchester United.
Conte’s men certainly delivered with goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante handing the Londoners a 4-0 victory against their Premier League rivals.
The convincing victory means that the Blues are now fourth, one point behind leaders Manchester City with Southampton up next in the league.
“A fantastic start. We scored the early goal but we continued to play good football, intensity and possession create many chances. Today we didn’t concede which was important. It was a type of win that increases the confidence,” Conte told the BBC after the match.
“We wanted to show our ambition and give the satisfaction to our fans and show last season was very bad.
“It is important for the manager to find the right solution for your team. It was not a good situation when Chelsea conceded in every game, we change and now we are playing good football.”
Reports after the game suggested that United boss Jose Mourinho had taken exception to Conte’s “humiliating” celebrations for Chelsea’s fourth goal.
However, Conte wouldn’t elaborate on the “private” conversation between himself and his opposite number at the end of the match.
“When there is a private conversation it is right to remain private, I have great respect for Jose, he is a great manager and he won a lot here.”