Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has today opened up on the importance of his side’s matchup with Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
The two sides are set to go head to head in a Premier League London derby tomorrow evening, with potentially-crucial ramifications in the race for a spot in next season’s Champions League.
As things stand, Spurs currently occupy the final Champions League place, with Chelsea sitting one place and five points adrift of their capital rivals.
As such, a win for Chelsea would see the Blues close the gap to just two points, whereas a Tottenham victory would result in the North Londoners opening up a likely-insurmountable 8-point lead over Antonio Conte’s side.
No words needed
Speaking in an interview with Chelsea’s official website earlier today, Blues’ boss Antonio Conte was questioned on whether he had a message for his players ahead of tomorrow evening’s crunch matchup, with the Italian tactician revealing his opinion that his squad ‘don’t need a message’, with ‘the players knowing the importance of this game’:
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 31, 2018
Following their clash with Spurs, Chelsea face another London derby in their next outing, with the Premier League champions set to welcome West Ham United to Stamford Bridge on the 8th of April.