Winning EPL will be tough, says Chelsea manager Conte

Now, before we go and tell you to lump your hard earned cash on Allardyce to steer Palace to safety this season, one quick glance at their remaining 10 fixtures in the Premier League points to a very tricky run-in indeed.

"This game against City will be a six-point affair since if we win...they will (effectively) be out of the title race while we keep the advantage".

Hazard gave Blues fans hope that he will stay at Stamford Bridge when revealing last week that his kids are "very settled" in London, while boss Antonio Conte also suggested that a new deal could be struck. They have a really strong squad.

"I don't think it can be done".

It's true, easy games don't exist, but Chelsea will rue their performance against a side that was in the relegation zone at the end of February.

Chelsea's position is still the envy of their rivals.

"Not (just) for us but for a lot of teams".

At the other end of the table, Sunderland's plight is looking increasingly dire following another defeat, with Miguel Britos heading his first goal for Watford in the 1-0 win at Vicarage Road. "If we were able keep this position it means that we deserve this".

The loss was Chelsea's second since September and fourth of the season.

Pedro replaced Moses in The Blue's first home defeat since September when they lost 2-1 to Liverpool.

Asked if City are ideal opponents for Chelsea, he replied: "I think it's another game".

"A derby (against a big team) will always be an important game".

Speaking on BBC Five Live's Sportsweek programme on Sunday, the Palace chairman, Steve Parish, said that he intends to discuss an improved contract with Zaha's representatives as soon as their Premier League status is assured.

"We know what we have to do against Chelsea".

A resilient defensive display and numerous fine saves from goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey saw Palace prevail.

Allardyce then called on Zaha, who returned to Palace after a short and unhappy spell at Manchester United, to emulate Chelsea's Eden Hazard by being consistently excellent. "The decision he's made playing for Ivory Coast now is final, once and for all finished".

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