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Antonio Conte’s ‘new’ Spurs have done nothing yet to prove they’re the real deal

Jamie Carragher


Trip to Stamford Bridge is the first real test for Antonio Conte’s ‘new’ Spurs

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte saw first hand the gap between his team and Chelsea on his last visit to Stamford Bridge in January

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte saw first hand the gap between his team and Chelsea on his last visit to Stamford Bridge in January

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte saw first hand the gap between his team and Chelsea on his last visit to Stamford Bridge in January

Antonio Conte got what he wanted this summer, when Tottenham Hotspur changed their transfer policy and moved uncharacteristically early in the window. Spurs invested heavily, before they had generated money through sales, and they are now seen by many as the most likely team to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City this season.

But there is still so much for Conte and Spurs to prove in these next few months. If they are to genuinely compete at the top end of the table, then tomorrow’s trip to Stamford Bridge is the time to show they are capable of doing so. Last weekend’s thrashing of Southampton was impressive but it did not tell us anything new about this team, especially as none of Conte’s summer signings started the game.


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