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Antonio Conte unmoved by 'title favourite' tag, talks Fàbregas, Mikel in pre-match press conference

Chelsea have passed their toughest test of the season with flying colours last weekend, as the Blues managed to mount a 3-1 comeback win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. However, the season is far from over and the Blues are now set to face a rather annoying side in West Bromwich this Sunday, and look to stay on the winning track that's been set since October.

Currently topping the Premier League with 34 points from 14 matches, Chelsea have announced themselves as one of this season's Premier League title contenders. Antonio Conte remains skeptical though, as he still think it's too early for any such talk.

For Chelsea to keep ahead in the title chase, we need to continue taking the most out of every match, no matter how big the opponent. Something the Italian boss is more than eager to point out.

One of the key players in Chelsea's rise back to the top ranks has been striker Diego Costa. The Brazilian-Spaniard currently leads the Premier League goalscoring charts with 11 goals, as well as 5 assists in 14 matches, averaging 77 minutes per goal or assist in the competition this season. Conte praised Diego for his performances on the pitch, as he leads the team by example.

Another player who made had a game-deciding impact against Manchester City was surprise starter Cesc Fàbregas who might have more minutes to play in the future as the schedule gets busier.  That said, Conte is playing this one pretty close to the chest, mostly just reiterating things he's said before.

Meanwhile, there's the issue of Mikel John Obi. The Chelsea legend has yet to make a single appearance for the club under Conte's command, and many reports in the media claim that he  is on his way out of Stamford Bridge in January. Conte didn't exactly reveal anything earth-shattering in this regard either.

In the last four years, Chelsea have only managed to win 3 matches out of 9 against West Brom. Last season, the Blues earned a narrow 3-2 win at the Hawthorns, but had to endure a mostly bittersweet 2-2 draw against the Baggies at home.

Although the players have fared well in training this week according to Conte, he expects them to approach this weekend's game the same way they did with the previous ones in our current unbeaten run.

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