Former Chelsea now Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has named the Blues the best team in the world.
This comes after Chelsea and Tottenham went head to head in the Carabao League on Wednesday night.
Conte believed a superior Chelsea side outplayed his squad at Stamford Bridge in a game that ended in a 2-0 scoreline.
Tottenham’s chances of winning the Carabao Cup was made difficult after Kai Havertz’s goal, and an own goal from Ben Davies gave the Blues the first-leg advantage ahead of the second leg.
“It was a difficult game, difficult from the start, Chelsea showed to be much better than us,” Conte told Sky Sports.
“The first half, we struggled a lot from the start, but we know that we are talking about one of the best teams in Europe, in the world, last season they won the Champions League. If you compare the two teams, there is no comparison.
“We are talking about a team ready to win – today we have seen the difference between the two teams. “It’s not easy to play at Stamford Bridge, the way they were very concentrated, they won the ball every time and then we also conceded a goal. We were unlucky.
But, I know the situation, it is very clear at this moment there is an important gap. We’ve to try to fight to stay in the league in a good position, but if we think we’re close, I think we aren’t in the right way.”