Manchester City is on a roll & Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thinks that other Premier League clubs should find a solution to stop the stunning run of City.
Pep Guardiola’s City is clear favorite for the title with 11 points advantage at the top, thanks to their record breaking 15-match winning streak while Chelsea is trailing them by 14 points at 3rd place.
Chelsea’s manager said: “We must try to find the right solution to contend the title, to try to fight them. Not only Chelsea, but the five top teams.”
He also looked frustrated as Chelsea weren’t able to secure their priorities in the transfer market over the summer, noting that City “reached their first targets and created a great team”.
“Manchester City are not a surprise for me. At the start of the season all the people said the league was for two contenders – Man City and Manchester United.”
“During the transfer market they reached their targets. We must pay great attention, not only in England, because Man City is building a strong team to lead in Europe.
According to Chelsea manager Antonio, City was also lucky to win some close matches as many times they won in the last minutes or five minutes to go.
“Manchester City is building a strong team to lead in Europe and the world,” said Conte, “I think also you must be lucky, because in many games they won in the last minute or five minutes to go”.
Man City’s winning streak is clearly making the things difficult for other teams in the Premier League.
He said: “Time is moving on and Manchester City are continuing to win, this is the problem.
“We must be realistic. In the last nine games we won seven times, drew one – to Liverpool – and lost one. And the distance improved for Manchester City.”
Alvaro Morata will be back on field as Chelsea face Southampton on Saturday, the striker missed the match against Huddersfield on Tuesday due to a back injury.
However David Luiz will continue to be off field with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admitting he did not know how long a knee injury would keep the defender out for.