Antonio Conte managed Chelsea to a Premier League title in the 2016-17 season and his respect for the Blues still remains.
When asked to comment on the Premier League title race and who are the favorites between Man City and Liverpool, the Spurs boss had a top reply.
“I think you forgot Chelsea. This is a big mistake. You’re talking about a team who two seasons ago won the Champions League… why is Chelsea not in this group of top teams? For me, Chelsea are in this group.”
Chelsea have not managed to win the league since Conte left, with City winning four and Liverpool winning one title.
Last season, Chelsea finished 19 points behind champions Man City and 18 points behind the Reds. Hopefully this season, they can give a tougher race to the two clubs.