Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been named Premier League manager of the month for October.
The Italian has overseen an impressive run of form that has taken Chelsea within a point of top spot, with five league wins on the bounce.
Their run of five straight wins has also been achieved without conceding a single goal in the league, scoring 11 goals in the process.
There most memorable win of the month was the crushing 4-0 victory over Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
And, if the 5-0 win over Everton at the start of the month is anything to go by, Chelsea and Conte could well be celebrating against as December draws in.
“This is the first time I’ve won the award, it’s a great honour and I want to share it with my players and the club,” Conte told the club’s official website.
“It’s now important we continue and maintain our form. After an international break it’s not easy to restart but we must follow our way and work very hard.
“Our next game is against Middlesbrough on Sunday, we know they are really strong and it will be a tough game, but we have prepared very well.”
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