Chelsea fans will love Antonio Conte’s dig at Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool close in on title

Former Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has taken a swipe at Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola after comparing his Premier League record to theirs.

The Italian enjoyed a successful two-year spell at Stamford Bridge, winning the league title in his first season in west London and the FA Cup in his second.

After being sacked in July 2018, Conte enjoyed a year out of football before taking charge at Inter Milan in the summer and has since reinvigorated the Serie A club.

Since his departure from English football, Manchester City and Liverpool have dominated the top flight, with both sides going head-to-head last season.

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Guardiola’s City side pipped Liverpool to the title by one point, but the Reds look set to turn the tables and win the league this year, with Klopp’s men holding a 22-point lead.

Speaking last week ahead of Inter’s win over Udinese, Conte was asked about his time in English football.

“At Chelsea, I won the Premier League in the first year and the FA Cup in the second year,” he said.

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“Klopp hasn’t won anything yet in England after four years and Guardiola didn’t win anything in his first year.”

Conte’s arrival at the San Siro has seen the three-time European champions become serious title contenders in Italy again.

Sitting three points behind reigning champions Juventus, Conte moved to strengthen his squad in January and signed Victor Moses from Chelsea, Ashley Young from Manchester United and Christian Eriksen from Tottenham.

And Conte says that he was delighted to sign the Danish midfielder from Spurs.

“From the very first day, I explained what would happen during this transfer window: there would be a need to strike a balance between incomings and outgoings.

“This is exactly what happened. Eriksen wasn’t playing a lot for Tottenham, but he’s in a good condition.