Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists it is ‘normal’ for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to be at the top of the Premier League table but says anything can happen before the end of the campaign.
Red Devil and Cityzen
are on the same 13 points after five games each they are still unbeaten start to the new season and scoring the same number of goals.
Most various pundits have indicated that it is a two-horse race for the Premier League title this season, despite defending champions Chelsea are third of the log table with three points behind the both Manchester side
And asked about his title rivals, Conte said:‘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. It’s normal.
‘My idea of football is to be a team, and then the team tries to extract the characteristics of the individual players.
‘Now we are recovering Hazard after a bad injury, and recovering Pedro after a bad start to the season with injuries. We’re trying to face difficult situations, bad situations – Cahill three games of suspension, and now David Luiz.
‘When you are a team, you can face this type of situation in the right way. I’m sure about this. But now it’s not important. We have to stay there and try and do our best. At the end of the season, we’ll see what happens.’
Conte’s side will be expected to dazzle when they face Championship side Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge before a trip of to Bet 365 Stadium to face Stoke City.