EPL: Difficult to catch extraordinary Manchester City, says Antonio Conte

Dec 04, 2017, 08:48 IST | Agencies

Antonio Conte admits retaining the Premier League title may be out of Chelsea's reach despite an impressive recent run of results. The Blues beat Newcastle 3-1

Antonio Conte admits retaining the Premier League title may be out of Chelsea's reach despite an impressive recent run of results. The Blues beat Newcastle 3-1. The win leaves defending champs Chelsea third on 32 points, eight behind Manchester City, after six wins in their past seven Premier League matches. 

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

"I am happy, but you know very well that there is a team in this league that is doing extraordinary things and it's Manchester City," said Conte. "Otherwise, I think we are staying up there with the other teams." Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas admitted Chelsea and other EPL title challengers are now hoping for City to suffer a slip as Pep Guardiola's side continue to dominate.

Despite Chelsea clinching six wins from their last seven games, Fabregas knows the Blues need City to start dropping points to give them any chance of retaining their crown. "It is still a long way to go and that is why we have to hope Manchester City will slip up and we will manage to put some pressure on them. They are there because they deserve it and our job is just to keep going and see what happens at the top,"  Fabregas said.

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