Antonio Conte has fired out a warning to the Manchester clubs that as many as six teams can compete for the Premier League title, report the London Evening Standard.
It is Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho’s sides that are receiving much of the media adulation at the moment having won 13 points out of a possible 15 at the start of the season. However, there is still a long way to go and Chelsea surrendering their crown to either City or United is a million miles away from a foregone conclusion.
Conte recognises this, even if many others do not. The Italian is quoted by the London Evening Standard insisting that it is normal for both Man City and Man United to be in the mix, but they are not alone:
“You know very well that, in England, there are six top teams. Manchester’s teams are in these six teams. It’s normal. It’s normal for United and City to be competitive and to fight for the title and the other competitions.”
Conte and his Chelsea players will fight until the final day to retain the title – it’s in their DNA. The title is not won or lost in September, let’s revisit this in May.