Chelsea manager makes worrying admission following West Ham loss

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"Don't forget that last season Arsenal and Manchester United were out of the Champions League, then Manchester United won the Europa League but otherwise Manchester United and Arsenal after nineteen years Christensen had two chances to score".

Wilfried Bony's second goal in as many games gave the Welsh side its first win in seven matches to move off the bottom.

"To speak about the title race after a defeat is a bit unusual, especially if this is the fourth defeat of the season, after 16 games".

Chelsea is in the third position in the Premier League table with 11 points behind the leaders, Manchester City.

"Especially as this is the fourth defeat this season in 16 games".

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Antonio Conte insisted that Chelsea can not afford to focus exclusively on the Champions League despite admitting that they are no longer in the title race, warning that a top-four finish remains far from assured.

In-form Leicester City climbed to eighth after a luckless 86th-minute own goal by Ayoze Perez - who prodded the ball into his own net as he attempted a tackle - earned them a 3-2 win at Newcastle United. We had plenty of time to get back in the game, but that laboured start carried on throughout the game, I felt.

West Ham remains in the relegation zone but the win takes the Hammers to 13 points, level with 17th-place West Brom, which lost 1-0 at Swansea.

"I think today we lost the game against West Ham and it was very hard because our start was bad, we conceded the goal and it was hard to come back", Conte admitted after the full-time whistle.

Harry Kane scored twice - a header from a Ben Davies cross and a left-foot curler - to take his tally for the season to 18 in all competitions and Christian Eriksen completed the rout. I'm not one to make an excuse. "I was exhausted and just waiting".

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