Antonio Conte admits the premier league title race has become quite interesting, after his side lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace.
The loss at Stamford Bridge ended Chelsea’s 13-game winning run at home, with Benteke and Zaha scoring the goals for the Eagles.
Chelsea now lead the pack by seven points , with nine games left to play. The blues will play Manchester City on Wednesday.
“For sure, for you [the media] it’s a good result, because it makes this more interesting in the championship,” Conte said. “But I always said the league finishes when you have the mathematical [certainty] that you won.
“Otherwise you must fight, you must play every game to try to win.
“In England it doesn’t exist an easy game. Every game will be very tough, from now until the end – if the team name is Manchester City or a team that is fighting for the relegation zone.
“They [Palace] played a good game, but we deserved at least a draw. We created many chances to score several goals. Palace just scored two goals in two minutes. We are disappointed with the final result.
“We tried to play, we tried to force situations to score, now it happens, and it is important to prepare for the next game.
“When you lose in this way you must be disappointed. You have to learn from these situations and try to win the next game.
“We played with a good intensity, created many chances, but it was not our day.”