Antonio Conte is enjoying the second greatest league campaign of his coaching career, an Italian media report highlighted today.

Inter stormed four points clear at the top of Serie A on Sunday with a crushing 3-0 win over city rivals AC Milan, taking their points total to 53 after 23 games.

Gazzetta dello Sport’s print edition pointed out that Conte has only had more points at this stage of a season once, when he had 60 at Juventus during his record-breaking 2013-14 season (when the Bianconeri finished with 102).

Conte ended up winning the Scudetto that season and the numbers suggest he could well do the same with the Nerazzurri.

Juve had 52 points after 23 games in Conte’s second season in charge, at which point he had a four-point lead over Napoli in second, compared to 49 points in his first campaign in Turin.

Conte won the league on both of those occasions, despite having fewer points than he does now at Inter.

Inter are well placed to clinch a first league title in 11 years after demolishing their nearest rivals in the Derby della Madonnina.

Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez were both on target at San Siro and received widespread praise for their performances in Monday’s papers.