Antonio Conte laughs off Chelsea talks

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte has laughed off talks that Chelsea and Manchester United are in a period of transition.

Chelsea and United are currently outside a top four place, with Spurs currently third in the league, having played a game more than their rivals.

Tottenham are fighting for a top four finish and also the title, but successive defeats against Manchester United and Newcastle have dented their title hopes and may soon push them out of the top four.

Meanwhile, Conte disagrees that Chelsea and Manchester United who have new managers, are in a period of transition.

Conte said: “If Chelsea are in transition after they won the Champions League two years ago and last season they won the World Cup, United two years ago finished second. If these clubs that can invest a lot of money are in transition, I don’t know who are the title contenders?

“In November, we were ninth. We were playing Conference League, and you think United and Chelsea are in transition? With Ronaldo, Varane, Sancho, in transition? I hope to be in transition this way.”