Mourinho, twice sacked by Chelsea after three times winning the Premier
League title, was embarrassed on his return in opposition as United
The United boss spoke at length to Conte at the final whistle, with
suggestions the Portuguese had been annoyed that the Italian had encouraged the
home support to cheer on the Blues when they were already 4-0 up.
Reports in Italian media said Mourinho told Conte: "You don't celebrate like
that at 4-0, you can do it at 1-0, otherwise it's humiliating for us."
And the self-proclaimed Special One insisted the conversation should be
private, despite choosing to conduct it in front of 41,000 people and the
Stamford Bridge press box.
mercurial v black "I speak to Conte, I don't speak to you (the
media)," Mourinho said.
"It was me and Antonio and stays with me and him. Unless he wants to
Conte declined to do so.
"I've been a player too and I know how to behave," Conte told Sky Italia.
"I always show great respect for everyone, including Manchester United.
"There was no incident, it was just a normal thing to do. I wasn't mocking
anyone, I wouldn't do that."
The Chelsea head coach added in his post-match press conference: "Today it
was right to call our fans in a moment (when) I was listening (to) only the
supporters of Manchester United, at 4-0.
"The players, after a 4-0 win, deserved a great clap. It's very normal.
obra orange "If we want to cut the emotion we can go home and
change our job."
vapor v black The Chelsea fans once derided by Mourinho, who had
described playing at Stamford Bridge like playing in an empty stadium,
And Conte hopes Chelsea take confidence from a third successive win and third
straight clean sheet following defeats of Hull and Leicester.
"They deserve this type of performance, this type of win," he added.
"When you work very hard, it's important to win. When you win you trust in
Pedro scored within 30 seconds to give Mourinho's former employers the lead
before Gary Cahill smashed in a second with Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante sealing
a resounding win in the second half.
Now Mourinho wants his side to focus on returning to winning ways in their
upcoming matches following a tough run of fixtures.
purecontrol cleats He told Sky Sports: "In the first minute, you
analyse the goal and you can see what happened – we made incredible defensive
mistakes, individual defensive mistakes and you pay for that.
"In terms of points, it's zero points – if you lose 1-0 or 4-0 you lose three
points. We are six points from the top of the league and now we have to win
"We had a week where we have played two (title) candidates in Liverpool and
Chelsea and now the other teams from the top five have to play among themselves,
they have to draw and lose the points each.
purechao black "We need to win our matches now, which is not easy
but we play Burnley, we play Swansea and West Ham and we need to win matches to
close the gap."
On his reception at Stamford Bridge, he said: "I was not expecting anything
different and the crowd behaved in the normal way so… nothing wrong."
He refused to elaborate on what he said to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte after
the full-time whistle in what appeared to be a heated exchange between the
Conte believes the emphatic win is crucial for his Chelsea side as they look
to continue their surge to a title tilt at the end of the season.
He told Sky Sports: "It is very important because after two defeats to
Arsenal and Liverpool, to two great teams, it was important for us.
"The players deserve this because I see everyday the commitment in the
training sessions. We started very well, very strong and that is what I asked
for before the game.
"I think we are improving – we must continue to work, we know we have a long
way to go but I am satisfied for them and they deserved this type of game.
"I believed David Luiz played a fantastic game and I do not know if he
deserved a red card or yellow, he is a honest player but I did not see the
On lifting the crowd towards the end of the match, Conte said: "I was
listening to the support of Manchester United who kept supporting their
"After a win like this I asked my fans to come together for the players for
that performance. I think this is normal."