Antonio Conte cool over possible double

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has played down talk of his team being well-placed to clinch a Premier League and FA Cup double this season.

The Blues moved into the last eight of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory over Wolves at Molineux, while the Londoners are currently eight points clear of the chasing pack in the English top-flight.

If someone thinks that for sure in the league Chelsea will become champions and for sure we can win the FA Cup, it will be very difficult.

Antonio Conte

However, Conte has told his players not to look too far ahead and not get caught up in suggestions that the double is well in sight for the Stamford Bridge club.

The Italian told reporters after the win against Championship Wolves: “I think it’s a little early to talk about this, but for sure we are in these two competitions. In the league we are doing a great job to stay on top of the table.

“Now, in the FA Cup, we are in the quarter-finals and I’m pleased with this because it means we’re doing very well.

The Blues are back in Premier League action next Saturday when they play host to Swansea City, who have won four of their last six league games to climb out of the relegation zone.

The Swans are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Chelsea, with the meeting of the two sides at the Liberty Stadium earlier this season ending in a 2-2 draw.