- Antonio Conte has said Chelsea’s race for the title is ‘over’.
- The Blues manager also revealed in an interview that it never started
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has given up any hope of his team retaining the Premier League title, the Metro reports.
The Blues lost 1-0 against West Ham on Saturday in a poor performance from Chelsea.
As per the Metro, the Italian shared his surpising thoughts as the Blues remain 11 points behind the top of the league.
Conte is quoted by The Metro saying:
“When you lose against Burnley, Crystal Palace and West Ham when they are in a bad position. If you lose points in these games, you are not in the title race.”
The Metro also reports that Conte made his biggest revelation about the title race when speaking to TV Channel BeINSports post-match:
‘It never started.’
Conte’s words are very surprising
Heat of the moment or not, to hear these thoughts from the manager are hard to take.
Chelsea may struggle to win the league this season but to throw in the title already isn’t good.
Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, managers of Manchester City and Manchester United will be thriving with confidence after hearing this.
The focus for the Italian has to be on winning the next game and not thinking too far ahead.