As the season draws to an end, there has been mind games or something of the sort between Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs have won their last seven league games, and Conte had said they have the best team.

“It won’t be easy because Tottenham now are the best team,” said Conte.

“They are in great form and they have a lot of enthusiasm because they are feeling the possibility of writing history.”

Pochettino has responded to Conte’s comment, saying: “My feeling is all want to challenge us and all feel that they are our rivals.

“Today, to beat Tottenham is a big, big challenge for everyone.

“That is very good news for us. It means something important is growing up here.”

He then sent a warning to his rivals who has tipped Spurs as favourites.

“That feeling is good… I like this feeling.

“For us, it is a big thing that people include Tottenham in that level of Chelsea, City, United, Liverpool, Arsenal.

“It means a lot because we are in a completely different project and it makes us very proud.”

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