Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte Takes Issue With Jose Mourinho's 'Joking'

Jose Mourinho, center left, with Antonio Conte.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, right, with Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, London, October 23 2016. Mourinho has accused Conte's Chelsea of being 'defensive.' Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expressed his annoyance with Jose Mourinho after his team drew with Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.

Manchester United manager Mourinho had accused Chelsea of being a "very good defensive team" after his own side had beaten Watford on Saturday to extend its unbeaten run in the English Premier League to 16 games.

"I don't like to reply to the other coaches,'' Conte told reporters including ESPN when quizzed on what Mourinho had claimed. "I don't like this joking. He's playing. I have the experience to understand this."

Chelsea drew for the second time in three Premier League games following the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on January 31 at Anfield, though Tottenham's defeat to Liverpool on Saturday meant Conte's team extended its lead at the top by a point.