Chelsea’s Antonio Conte has set a Premier League record as the first manager to win Manager of the Month for the third time in a row.
Chelsea won all their five matches in December , the Italian also won the award in October and November , as Chelsea went on a 13-game winning run.
Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino were the other nominated managers beaten to the accolade by Conte.
“This award shows we are working very well,” Conte said to the Premier League’s website.
“December was a great month for us. It was important for the table and for our confidence.”
Conte will need a strong finish to January to stand any chance of maintaining his run, though, as Chelsea lost their first match of this month to Tottenham.