The daughter of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte paid an emotional tribute to her father during yesterday’s Premier League victory against Middlesbrough. The Blues are now seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, with one victory from their last three games being enough to seal the title.
And as Chelsea eased to a 3-0 win against now-relegated Middlesbrough, Vittoria Conte held up a painting that depicted her dad as the “Confather” – a take on the Italian Mafia film “The Godfather”.
Speaking after he saw Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic score in a 3-0 victory that relegated Middlesbrough, he said “This game was very important for us, after the Tottenham defeat [to West Ham] with the possibility to go seven points clear, it was very important to win.
“It is a big step, because there are three games, we need three points to win the title. It’s great, our answer to Tottenham. “In Tottenham’s last ten games, they have won nine and lost one. We have won eight and lost two. Now we are very close, but we have another step.”