Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists spending big doesn’t guarantee success in the Premier League.
Chelsea spent £123 million during the summer transfer window but were outspent by both Manchester United, who brought four players including world record signing Paul Pogba for a combined £149m, and Manchester City, who spent £174 million on new signings.
Despite being outspent by both Manchester clubs, Chelsea top the league.
“This season it’s very important to understand that it’s not always about who spends more money who wins,” Conte said.
“This season isn’t the only season both Manchester clubs have spent a lot of money. Look at the past.
“It’s right for them to do this, to reinforce their teams, if they think this is the right way to win the title.
“[But] every single club decides their own strategy.”