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Conte only focused on top four and not his future

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and his future at Stamford Bridge has been the subject of almost constant speculation during this campaign, with the former Juventus coach widely expected to leave the Blues at the end of this season.

The 48-year-old enjoyed a superb first season in English football winning the 2016/17 Premier League title and reaching the FA Cup Final.

However, a very public falling out with his clubs board over transfer policy and poor results on the pitch have meant that his days in charge at Stamford Bridge have looked numbered for some time now.

Chelsea had seemed to have blown their hopes of even finishing in the top four this season just a month ago when they lost 3-1 at home to bitter London rivals Spurs.

The Blues have however experienced a revival of form in recent weeks to at least give themselves an outside chance of finishing in the Champions League qualification spots, although they are still reliant on Liverpool or Spurs dropping points.

Speaking ahead of his sides crunch fixture at home to Huddersfield, Conte revealed that he is purely focused on his sides race for the top four, and he has put thoughts about his own future on the back burner for now.

“I’m very focused on the present, to do the job in the best way for the players and the fans,” said Conte.

“The situation is not in our hands.

“Liverpool have to win the last game against Brighton and it’s the same for Tottenham. They have two games at home.

“The only way to put a bit of pressure is this, to get three points in every game. In the last month we did this.

“We won three games away, Southampton, Burnley and Swansea, and one game at home against Liverpool. We’re doing our job in the best way to put pressure on Tottenham and Liverpool,”

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