Conte's 50: The highlights
news Mon 20 Nov 2017
Antonio Conte marked his 50th Premier League game in charge of the Blues by guiding his team to an impressive 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, and here the official Chelsea website reflects on the Italian's half-century of league games at the helm.
Of Conte's 50 league games in charge so far, 38 of them have ended in Chelsea victories, and we begin our reflection by recalling the first of those.
Conte's first Premier League game at the helm was against West Ham United on the opening day of last season, and it was a night to remember for the Italian as Diego Costa fired home a last-gasp winner to ensure we took the points.
Conte, overcome with emotion, celebrated wildly with supporters, a sight we would go on to become very familiar with.
Having seen his team beaten by both Liverpool and Arsenal in quick succession, Conte felt it was time for a change tactically and introduced a new 3-4-3 formation for our trip to Hull City last October.
The Blues peformed well, won 2-0 and never looked back...
Clicking into gear
Conte's side produced one of the most memorable performances in Premier League history when Everton visited the Bridge last November. Eden Hazard was outstanding and scored twice as the Blues thumped the visitors 5-0.
The winning feeling
Conte watched his team equal the Premier League record for consecutive victories in a single season when we beat Stoke City 4-2 at the Bridge on New Year's Eve.
It wasn't just his team who were raising the bar - Conte became the first man to win the Premier League Manager of the Month award three consecutive times (October, November and December) following our 13-game winning sequence.
One of our own
He was in among the fans once more after watching Hazard score a stunning solo goal in our win over Arsenal last February.
Oh, what a night
It was away at West Brom that Conte took charge of his 50th Premier League game, the same venue where last May he saw his side crowned champions after Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to score the decisive goal and spark jubilant scenes.
Another big prize
A magnificent first season in English football for Conte was capped when he was named LMA Manager of the Year.
Cesar Azpilicueta has played every single minute of the 50 Premier League games Conte has been in charge of.
Goals, goals, goals
Over the course of Conte's 50 Premier League games in charge, his side have scored 108 goals in total, Hazard with the most recent to cap Saturday's 4-0 win at West Brom.