YOU'RE HUMILIATING US
October 2016: Jose Mourinho endured a nightmare return to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea won 4-0, with Blues manager Antonio Conte celebrating passionately.
Italian TV reported that the Manchester United manager told his counterpart at the final whistle: "You don't celebrate like that at 4-0, you can do it at 1-0, otherwise it's humiliating for us."
November 2016: With Victor Moses thriving at right wing-back, Conte wondered aloud why the Nigerian was overlooked by Mourinho who sent him out on loan thrice: "I find it incredible that someone like him has been overlooked."
A VERY GOOD DEFENSIVE TEAM
February 2017: Mourinho tipped Chelsea to win the Premier League, but not without calling them "a very defensive team who win the title with counter-attack and set-piece goals, so I don't think they will let it slip but football is football".
March 2017: The managers had to be separated after Marcos Alonso was fouled in the Blues' 1-0 FA Cup quarter-final win. United's Ander Herrera picked up two yellow cards for challenges on Eden Hazard.
Mourinho bemoaned the red card while Conte suggested United targeted Hazard. "A tactic to play and go to kick an opponent? It's not football for me," the Blues boss said.
MONEY CANNOT BUY TITLE
April 2017: As Chelsea closed in on the title, Conte offered Mourinho, who spent over £150 million (S$272.3 million)on new signings, a reminder: "This season it's very important to understand that it's not always who spends more money who wins... This season isn't the only season the Manchester clubs have spent a lot of money... Look at the past. It's normal."
THINGS ARE GETTING HAIRY
July 2017: After Chelsea won the title, Conte said: "Two years ago Chelsea finished 10th... For sure we want to avoid the Mourinho season." The Portuguese responded by alluding to Conte's hair transplant: "I'm not going to lose my hair to speak about Antonio Conte."
WHO IS THE CRYBABY?
October 2017: After United beat Benfica in the Champions League, Mourinho aimed a jibe at Conte: "I never speak about injuries. Other managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when a player is injured." The Italian hit back: "He has to start looking at himself."
Jan 4, 2018: Mourinho suggested that he has mellowed over the years, unlike the likes of Conte.
"Because I don't behave like a clown on the touchline, it does not mean that I lost my passion," he said. "I prefer to (be) more mature, better for my team and myself."
Jan 5: Conte said: "Sometimes, someone forgets what's said in the past, which is his behaviour. Sometimes there is, I don't know the name, but demenza senile... when you forget what you do in the past."
I'M NO FIXER
Jan 6: Mourinho acknowledged he made mistakes but declared that he would never be banned for match-fixing. Conte received a four-month ban in 2012 for failing to report alleged match-fixing while at Siena but was acquitted in 2016.
Jan 7: Conte said: "When there are comments where you try to offend the person and don't know the truth, then you are a little man. In the past he was a little man in many circumstances, he's a little man in the present and for sure he will be a little man in the future."
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