Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte downplayed Jose Mourinho’s pursuit of “revenge” after Manchester United’s two losses at Stamford Bridge last season.
“Don’t forget that they won 2-0 in the second game at home,” Conte said ahead of Sunday’s meeting between the two clubs.
“Every coach, every player, every team wants to win. Not for revenge, but because you need to win.”
The Blues will seek to bounce back from Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League.
“This is my task: to try to understand why we lost, and then to find the right solution to try and improve, to avoid other situations like this,” Conte said. “The most important thing is that it is an isolated case.”