|Antonio Conte is leading Tottenham out of the woods, who is stopping them next season? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Antonio Conte is a serial winner. He did it with Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan; if there’s anything stopping him from landing the EPL title with Tottenham Hotspur, it would be more on the latter than on the Italian showman.
Arsenal were in pole position to win the fourth place race last season. Many things happened along the line to derail the Gunners and Antonio Conte was one of them; the North London Derby at the tail end of the season explained a lot of things and that should send warning signals to every team in the league.
Eric Ten Hag was quick to say he came to win titles with Manchester United, he was very vocal at his press conference and the quote of the day was “eras do come to an end”. Conte didn’t throw many jibes but if you knew anything about him, you’d understand he didn’t come to play.
Tottenham announced Richarlison as their new player earlier on Friday and he became the fourth signing of the season after Fraiser Forster from Southampton, Ivan Perisic on a free transfer from Inter Milan and Yves Bissouma from Brighton.
Tottenham are also believed to have asked to meet the entourage of Jesse Lingard and that only confirms that Conte is preparing for life in the champions league. There will be five substitutions in the premier league next season and that will only be to the advantage of deep squad clubs, Tottenham will be ready.
Manchester United are far off in the window and as it stands, it’s all promises and interests, nothing concrete and despite the acquisitions of Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal still have lots of positions to plug solutions to.
Chelsea may have a fair squad from last season but they can’t afford to keep missing out on targets. Raphinha is keeping the Blues waiting while Manchester City won’t take anything less than the asking price for Raheem Sterling, they’re currently behind Spurs in terms of preparedness.
All eyes would be on the top two sides – Manchester City and Liverpool but they can’t keep their eyes off Tottenham. Silverware has been elusive but is this the season they break the yoke?