Tottenham manager Antonio Conte says there are only two teams, Manchester City and Arsenal, involved in this season’s Premier League title race.
Ahead of the Manchester and North London derbies this weekend, Conte said he expects the two clubs to battle it out for the rest of the season:
“In the last 10 years it was always the same, between City, Chelsea and Liverpool. Maybe Leicester. Now Arsenal have a great opportunity. Now they have to show they can stay there until the end of the season because I’m sure Manchester City doesn’t agree… I think it is a battle between Arsenal and Manchester City.”
City have a big task on their hands ensuring they keep in close contact with Arsenal, with there being five point gap between the two teams before the latest round of fixtures.
It’s interesting that Conte didn’t even mention Manchester United who are not that far off the pace, but you have to say that the Spurs head coach’s assessment of the situation is a fair one as things stand.
Pep Guardiola’s side have had some indifferent form recently but you would back them to be there or thereabouts come May, considering their outstanding record in the competition over the past five to six years.