Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea’s hierarchy that Premier League champions Manchester City can dominate English football.
With five fixtures remaining, City can still break Chelsea’s record points tally of 95, as well as those they still hold for goal difference and goals scored.
Conte has repeatedly been critical of what he considers a lack of investment that has undermined his and his team’s defence of the Premier League title.
The Italian cited City’s ambition and willingness to continue spending and backing their manager Pep Guardiola as a reason they will continue to excel – and when it comes to the betting world – online lotto tickets included – there will be plenty of punters backing City.
Conte is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, and he said: “Manchester City is one club that can continue to dominate, to win. Not only in England but also to fight for the Champions League.
“They have the possibility to do this; it is a very strong club, they have an important squad with great players and are a club that want to invest and improve. There are a lot of things that are right.
“They have dominated this season and it’s right to compliment them on winning this league; this league is not simple to win.
“The way they did it was incredible. They did a great job on and off the pitch; they were very well prepared for the season. I like the way they improved the team and the squad.”