January 13, 2017 / 12:32 PM / 2 years ago

Conte, Ibrahimovic claim Premier League awards

REUTERS - Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was named Premier League Manager of the Month for December on Friday, becoming the first to win the award three months in a row.

Britain Football Soccer - Chelsea - Antonio Conte Press Conference - Chelsea Training Ground - 3/1/17 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Tony O'Brien Livepic

The 47-year-old Italian, who joined Chelsea in the close season, won all six league games last month to equal the Premier League record of 13 consecutive wins in a single campaign.

Their record run was halted in a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last week.

Chelsea’s impressive form under Conte has catapulted the London club to the top of the table with 49 points from 20 games, five more than second-placed Liverpool.

“This award shows we’re working very well,” said Conte, who fended off competition from Liverpool counterpart Juergen Klopp, Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino.

“December was a great month for us. It was important for the table and for our confidence.”

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named Player of the Month, having scored five league goals in December.

Britain Football Soccer - West Ham United v Manchester United - Premier League - London Stadium - 2/1/17 Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal Reuters / Eddie Keogh Livepic

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Toby Davis

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