Despite a number of injuries and off-field issues in recent weeks, Chelsea bounced back to beat Tottenham handily in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who is now in charge of Spurs, spoke about the difference between the two teams after the game.
During a post-match interview with Sky Sports, Conte said: “It was a difficult game, difficult from the start, Chelsea showed to be much better than us.
“The first half, we struggled a lot from the start but we know that we are talking about one of the best teams in Europe, in the world, last season they won the Champions League.”
“If you compare the two teams there is not a comparison. We are talking about a team ready to win – today we have seen the difference between the two teams.
“It is not easy to play at Stamford Bridge, the way they were very concentrated, they won the ball every time and then we conceded also a goal we were unlucky. When you start the game and after a few minutes they score, for sure the game becomes very difficult.
“But, I know the situation, it is very clear in this moment there is an important gap. We have to try to fight to stay in the league in a good position, but if we think we are close, I think we are not in the right way.”
Tottenham have picked up some good results since Conte’s arrival but it seems fair to say that our rivals are still a fair way behind the European champion Blues.