ANTONIO CONTE insisted Chelsea can still improve after they made it 11 Premier League wins in a row with victory at Crystal Palace.
Diego Costa struck in the first-half to put the Blues ahead at Selhurst Park.
Marcos Alonso nearly doubled the visitors lead with a free-kick which hit the bar after the break, but the Blues couldn’t find a second as the game finished 1-0.
The win moves Chelsea nine points clear at the top of the table and Conte admitted his sides winning streak is fantastic.
“The run is fantastic,” Conte said. “Congratulations to my players, not me.
“I am pleased for them because they deserve this. I see every single moment, every day. It is commitment, the way we prepare for the game and the way they fight.
“I am pleased for the fans who are fantastic home and away and who push us.
“We can improve though. You can always improve in different aspects.
“I am pleased with this level we have reached and with work we can improve.
“It is important to understand we are only at the 17th game in the season. There are two games before the half way.
“We are working very well and are in a good position. We must not look at he table and continue. We must not look at our rivals and continue work hard ourselves.”