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Conte celebrates Chelsea's win over Tottenham.

Antonio Conte reveals what Chelsea players told him to change before Tottenham match

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Chelsea ensured Tottenham Hotspur's troubles at Wembley Stadium continued with a dramatic 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon.

In a slightly new-look system with David Luiz deployed in midfield, the champions took the lead thanks to a brilliant free-kick from Marcos Alonso.

Substitute Michy Batshuayi equalised for Spurs with an own goal in the 82nd-minute, however Alonso's low strike two minutes from time got past Hugo Lloris and gave Chelsea the victory.

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It was vital for them to get their first points of the new season, following the shock loss to Burnley, and you could see how delighted Antonio Conte was during his celebrations for the winner.

In his post-match interview, the Italian mastermind revealed the one thing his players told him to change ahead of the match against Tottenham.

Conte's players told him to change one thing

Conte had to face a lot of different questions since the Burnley defeat, from his efforts to add more new signings to Diego Costa claiming he was treated like a criminal.

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In addition to producing a much more disciplined performance on Sunday, one big difference in the clash with Spurs had nothing to do with what was going out on the pitch.

Conte ditched the all-blue tracksuit he wore in the match against Burnley in favour of his traditional dark suit, and he told Sky Sports that his players wanted him to make the switch.

In reference to Conte's attire, Sky's Geoff Shreeves asked him after the 2-1 win: "No more tracksuit? Just the suit from now on?"

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To which the amused Chelsea manager, looking down at his suit, replied: "Yeah. I changed (back to a suit), yeah, but my players told me the same!"

Chelsea the team to beat

Many people have been criticising Chelsea over the past week, but Conte was keen to remind everyone which club won the Premier League title last season.

“This is the perfect response from the champions," he said. "Don’t forget we are champions. For sure we have some problems but we are ready."

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