Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea’s board of Manchester City’s spending power ahead of the transfer window.
With Pep Guardiola spending more than £200 million to was able to bring the likes of Ederson, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, among others during the summer transfer window. Meanwhile, while Chelsea did bring in Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, there have been reports saying that Antonio Conte is dissatisfied with club’s recruitment policy.
Alvaro Morata has been Chelsea’s best signing this season.
However, with the Citizens leading the former Champions by eleven points, Antonio Conte will have to make some changes to his squad, to make sure that they can make up the gap. But with Manchester City’s spending power, the Blues boss is worried that this may make the difference. In an interview, Conte said: “City in this season is a strong team, also last season, City was a fantastic team. Then, after the transfer market, they bought their first targets and then they have improved a lot.
They can do this also in January maybe, in the future. For this reason, we must be worried because if we want to compete with Manchester City we have to work and then make the best decisions in the transfer market.”
Chelsea lost their stars such as Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, which leaves Conte concerned about his options ahead of a packed schedule during the December and early January. The Blues have already suffered from injuries to key stars at the wrong moments, with the likes of N’Golo Kante, Alvaro Morata, and even Eden Hazard only returning from the physio’s table recently.
However, despite that Antonio Conte further added “I only ask for one thing – to have all my players available, because in our squad there are 16 senior players and I trust them. It will be very important to have them available and then to have the rotation. Last season was very difficult for me to find the best way but then we had a fantastic season.
Chelsea are one of the clubs who have been offered a chance to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund in January (Mirror) pic.twitter.com/UDNTQ6L40j
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Now, this season, there is another challenge. We lost a lot of good players compared to last season, we lost two important players but at the same time, we bought young players. In this league, we started with the two favorite teams, the two Manchesters. Chelsea, like last season, wasn’t a favorite.
Despite this, we want to fight, and I think we’re trying to build something important for the present but especially for the future. It’s important to be patient.”
Every Premier League club should be worried about Manchester City’s spending power, as their transfer business this season has played a major role in it’s blistering start to the season. They spent over £200 million spent to create a squad full of depth and highly talented players. But now after a sensational start to the season, they’ll be looking forward to winning the Premier League title and will also be ready to break their bank accounts in order to do so.