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Antonio Conte
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On 4 April 2016, it was confirmed that Conte had signed a three-year contract and would officially become the new first-team head coach of English side Chelsea for the 2016–17 season.

On 15 August, Chelsea started off the season with a 2–1 win over West Ham United. On 17 December, Conte set a new club record with 11 consecutive league victories in a single season, following a 1–0 away triumph over Crystal Palace.

After securing a 4–2 home win over Stoke City on 31 December, Chelsea recorded a 13th consecutive league victory, equalling Arsenal’s 2002 record for most consecutive league wins in a single season.

The team’s league winning streak came to an end in the following match, on 4 January 2017, in a 2–0 away loss to Tottenham.

On 13 January 2017, Conte became the first manager in history to win three consecutive Manager of the Month awards (October, November and December).

Antonio Conte
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On 12 May 2017, Conte’s Chelsea side defeated West Bromwich Albion 1–0 away, with a late goal from substitute Michy Batshuayi, and secured the points required to win the 2016–17 Premier League title with two games to spare.

Following a 5–1 home win over Sunderland on 21 May, Chelsea also set a new Premier League record for the most wins in a single season, with 30 league victories.

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