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It has inescapably been a dreadful title defence and a stormy season off the pitch, but when the dust settles on Conte’s two seasons in charge it is likely to be seen as an ultimately successful one.

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Jose’s cup final record takes a hitRarely has Jose Mourinho had to stand aside and watch the opposition lift silverware. Of his 14 major finals before Saturday, he’d won 12 of them, including each of those in charge of Chelsea or Manchester United.

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