Chelsea new boss Anotiio Conte has admitted to the difficulty of the Premier League, stating that no team is guaranteed of winning every game, this report is according to the Metro.
Conte, 47, signed a three-year contract with Chelsea in the April of this year but officially took charge of the Blues at the start of this season.
The former Juventus and Italy manager bolstered the squad of Chelsea with the signing of Michy Batshuayi, Ngolo Kante and David Luis.
The Italian tactician started the season brightly, leading Chelsea to a 2-1 win over City rivals West Ham in their Premier League opener.
However, he went on to suffer back to back defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal but bounced back with a 4-0 demolition of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Speaking ahead of their Premier League game against the Saints, Conte admitted that up to five or six teams are in pole position for the title
‘This league is very difficult,’ He said.
‘Every game anything can happen, you can win or lose.
‘It’s important to give continuity, to trust in the work.
‘Now there are five teams very close, but we shouldn’t look at the table. We must be focused on the work on the training pitch and take it game-by-game, step-by-step.
‘It’s important to improve and trust in the work, these are the most important things.’
Chelsea are currently sitting in fourth place, one point adrift of League leaders Manchester City after winning their last three matches.
The Blues have an edge over their title rivals as they are in fewer competitions as compared to the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United – the players have adequate recovery time with their less hectic schedules.
Chelsea will take on Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium and the Blues will be hoping to come out tops.