The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to comments from their Italian gaffer as he claimed that winning a cup competition is “totally different” to winning a league as with the Premier League you have to be consistent over 38 league games. Conte will be welcoming Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the Blues look to chase down a spot in the top four.
Considering why Liverpool haven't challenged at the top of the table this season despite reaching the Champions League final, Conte says playing in a cup competition is totally different to playing in a league format, where you have 38 games to show you are the best. #CHELIV
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 4, 2018
The Chelsea fans propping our bar up need to beat Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to have any hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. As far as Champions League goes, Liverpool aren’t worried about next season, the Reds take on Real Madrid in just over three weeks time in Kiev as they look to win the trophy for the 6th time in their history.
Antonio Conte has been somewhat belittling the achievement of reaching a Champions League final, claiming that a cup run is very different to winning a domestic league. In some sense, the Italian gaffer is right as to win the Premier League a side has to dominate over a 38 week period as opposed to playing six group games and then three two-legged knockout fixtures before the final. Either way, Champions League qualification is key for the Blues who still have an outside chance if they can beat Liverpool on Sunday.
You can read our local Chelsea fans’ verdict on Conte’s comments here:
I have to agree 100%
— Ricky Ellis (@RickyEllis26) May 4, 2018
— Piyush (@Piyush_Delhiite) May 4, 2018
How come Chelsea is not doing well on both fronts?
— Stanley Abel Jr. (@StanleyAbeljnr) 4 May 2018
True knock out games have a greater element of luck. One ref decision can change everything. Leagues are a better indication of class.
— Gary (@RampantBlue) May 4, 2018
Premier league is a marathon , champions league is a 100m sprint…they speak about the latter the most,former states how composed you are!!!!
— Srinivas Ramesh (@iamsri_ni) May 4, 2018
What do you prefer?
Do well in the league and dash trophies for free in the finals.
— Rabbit (@avson999) 4 May 2018
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LMAO Conte throwing the shade!!!
Tough game on Sunday regardless!
— Kamran Musstafa (@kami3012) May 4, 2018