Conte: Why Burnley’s Dyche has it easier than me at Chelsea

Date published: Thursday 19th April 2018 7:30

Antonio Conte believes that Sean Dyche has a “more simple” job at Burnley than he does at Chelsea.

Burnley are seventh in the Premier League table after 33 games, and are just two points behind sixth-placed Arsenal.

The Clarets have been the surprise package of the season and are only eight points behind last campaign’s champions in Chelsea.

The Blues face the prospect of Europa League football this season, and Conte believes much of this is down to the fact that Burnley have a “more simple” objective than his side.

“I think he is doing an important job,” said Conte. “He is doing a great job this season.

“But if you start the ­season to fight to avoid the relegation zone it is more simple. It is more simple also if you have a small budget because you can count on a team that in the past reached qualification to play again in the league.

“It is more difficult when you have to prepare the transfer market to win something because only one team wins. The others must see the other team win.

“It is more simple because you have to avoid the last three places at the bottom and then you can stay between 10 teams. You can play only for this target.

“Then, if you have a good base and in the previous season played very well, you can count on this. You have to fight only to avoid this.

“It is difficult if you have to play to win because only one team wins and if the other doesn’t win you are the first to speak about a failed season. If you don’t win the FA Cup, the league, the Carabao Cup, the season is a failure and, for this ­reason, it is more difficult to play for this target.”

 


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