Antonio Conte sends clear Chelsea FC warning to Tottenham

Antonio Conte says Chelsea FC have not given up hope of finishing in the top four this season

Antonio Conte
Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Antonio Conte has warned Tottenham Hotspur that his Chelsea FC team have not given up hope of catching them in the race for a top-four finish.

The Blues currently find themselves behind their London rivals in the race for Champions League qualification as Conte looks for his team to secure their spot in Europe’s elite club competition for next term.

Chelsea FC are fifth in the table and five points behind Spurs with just four games left to play, meaning that the Blues will have to hope that Tottenham slip up between now and the end of the campaign.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea FC will be able to turn things around and secure a spot in the Champions League for next season.

However, Blues boss Conte seems to feel that the west London side do indeed have a chance of catching Spurs before the season is out.

Speaking at a news conference at Cobham on Friday, Conte said: “There is an important gap between us and Spurs.

“There are five points between us with four games to go, and it won’t be easy because we depend on Tottenham’s results.

“We have to try and get three points in every game. The only way to keep hope is to play with the same will and the same desire that we did against Burnley, and what we showed in the second half against Southampton.

“With this will to fight to reach a good result, we have the possibility [to finish in the top four].”

Chelsea FC are currently preparing for their crunch FA Cup semi-final clash against Southampton at Wembley as they look to try and finish the season with a trophy.

Conte’s men reached the FA Cup final last season but they were beaten by Arsenal at Wembley.

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