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Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has made an honest admission regarding Tottenham Hotspur’s title chances this season.
The Blues face Spurs on Sunday at 4:30pm (UK) in their second match of the Premier League season.
Both teams got off to winning starts, with Tuchel’s men coming out 1-0 victors against Everton thanks to a Jorginho penalty, while Antonio Conte’s side beat Southampton 4-1.
The two teams will face off against each other at Stamford Bridge in a fierce London derby as the Blues hope to continue their winning start to the season.
Conte has previously lifted the Premier League with Chelsea during his two-season stint at Stamford Bridge and will be looking to do the same with Spurs.
Manchester City and Liverpool have competed for the title over the last seasons, but both Tuchel and Conte will be looking to challenge at the top of the league after finishing in the top four last season.
Speaking to the press, as quoted by football.london, Tuchel was asked about Spurs’ title chances this season and he made an honest admission, praising Conte.
"I think that every team Antonio Conte trains is a title contender,” he said.
“It's always like this, in every country with every team.
"They strengthened their squad, they strengthened in their depth, and they have a very demanding coach with an incredible record in domestic titles.
"He will push them to the limit and any team with this kind of quality management, which pushes players to the limit, can over-perform and fight for the top four.
"And if you fight for the top four, you fight for everything.
“If you're still in the race in March, you're fighting for everything.
"It's a long way to go and he will never admit it, but for me, an Antonio Conte team fights for everything."
While nothing will be decided on the second game of the season, Sunday’s clash will no doubt show where both teams are at as they look to compete at the top of the league once more.
Conte’s side have had a successful transfer window, bringing in the likes of Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic, Richarlison and Djed Spence while Chelsea are still in the market for further additions.
Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella have all joined and made their debuts last weekend and will be hoping to mark their home debuts in similar style, taking away all three points on Sunday.