Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he will not engage in mind games with Jose Mourinho after the Manchester United manager described the Blues as a "defensive team".
Speaking after United's 2-0 win over Watford at Old Trafford on February 11, Mourinho, known for trying to engage in mind games with his rivals, said Chelsea will not be caught by any team in the Premier League title race as they are "a very good defensive team" who win with "counter-attack goals and set-piece goals".
When asked for his response to Mourinho’s remarks, Conte was in mood to get into a war of words.
"I don't like to reply to the other coaches,'' Conte was quoted in a report from BBC, when asked about Mourinho's comments. “I don't like this joking. He's playing. I have the experience to understand this."
Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 10 points, despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at Turf Moor.