Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed that he believes Manchester City to be a 'big problem' for any other team who is trying to fight for the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola's side currently sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, having won nine out of their opening ten Premier League goals and racking up a goal difference of +29.
Speaking ahead of his side's hotly anticipated Premier League clash against Manchester United, via the Independent, the charismatic Italian was quizzed on his side's chances of retaining their Premier League title. Conte claimed:
"I think that, now, there is a big problem for all the teams that want to fight for the title, and this big problem is Manchester City.
Conte says there is a big problem for all the teams that want to fight for the title - and that problem is Manchester City.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 3, 2017
"Because, if Manchester City continue in this way, I think this is the big problem for all the teams who are thinking about fighting for the title. If they continue in this way, it will be very difficult to fight for the title. But, for sure, we have to try to do our best in every game."
Chelsea were humbled against Roma in their midweek Champions League loss - being comprehensively taken apart in a 3-0 hammering in the Stadio Olimpico. Conte will be under huge pressure to get a result against United, and will be up against a José Mourinho side who could well come to Stamford Bridge and park the bus - with the aim of sneaking a 1-0 win.
The Blues have a solid home record against the Red Devils, having not lost at home to them in the league since 2012 - when a controversial Fernando Torres sending off and a suspiciously offside looking Javier Hernández goal consigned the Blues to a 3-2 defeat.