SkySports: Antonio Conte insists Chelsea can improve again next season

Terry made his 716th Chelsea appearance and likely his penultimate one at Stamford Bridge, scoring his 67th goal.

Chelsea clinched Premier League glory on Friday evening with a 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion, as Conte cemented his status as the division's top managerial appointment of last summer.

"This is unbelievable, especially after a year ago", he is quoted as saying by The Mirror. "We had a lot of critics, a lot of laughter at us".

"He scrapped it and went back to what he knew best". "But consistently over the course of the season, we have been the better side", the 31-year-old added. Some of the criticism was deserved and some was not.

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is in no doubt Chelsea deserve the plaudits as champions, but remains determined his players will not get swept up in the title celebrations at Stamford Bridge.

Courtois is adamant that there was no dressing room plot to get Mourinho ousted. "That kind of stuff was not true".

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'We tried to win our games but last year was just an off year, especially for a team like Chelsea and the players which were here. Everybody was hurt in their pride.

"I don't think that Pep had really the out and out quality of what he wanted to do".

'We must enjoy and celebrate because when you work hard it is important to celebrate. "I think he's been a genius". You look at two North London clubs who are using the formation, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal F.C. These two clubs are two of the biggest clubs in England, and they have copied Conte's system this year, which has led them to great success. "We adapted nearly straight away and that's the unbelievable thing about our story this season". "In this moment the most important thing is to be focussed on the moment because that is very important", he said. "I am committed to Chelsea". "And we can improve".

"To find the right solution quickly isn't easy and for this I want to thank my players because they trusted in the new work, my philosophy, video analysis to see mistakes and they showed the right attitude and behaviour". And we had an wonderful six, seven months.

"The club want to fight to win every competition. We have the same ambition", Conte said.

The Watford fixture was rearranged from March after Chelsea progressed to play Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final.