Antonio Conte told he must improve Tottenham’s ‘embarrassing’ record against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

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Antonio Conte told he must improve Tottenham’s ‘embarrassing’ record against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Jamie Carragher has warned Antonio Conte he must address Tottenham’s woeful record at Stamford Bridge if they are to become serious Premier League contenders.

Expectations are high for Spurs this campaign, with a strong finish last season to secure Champions League football backed up by a busy summer of transfer activity. Yves Bissouma, Richarlison and Ivan Perisic are among those to have arrived in north London.

Conte’s side came from behind to beat Southampton 4-1 in their opening match of the season, and they face an early test of their credentials with a trip to face Chelsea on Sunday.

Tottenham have won just once at Stamford Bridge since the inaugural Premier League season in 1992. That came in 2018, when Dele Alli scored twice in a 3-1 win, and Conte was in the home dugout as Chelsea boss.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash, Carragher hit out at Spurs’ record at the ground, though he believes Conte could be the man to change it after the Italian led his side to draw at Anfield and victory away to Manchester City last season.

“I think we’ll see a lot of what Spurs are about today,” Carragher said.

“You’ve mentioned how many times they’ve won [at Stamford Bridge]. It’s embarrassing - two top teams, in London, to come here and only win once in the Premier League era.

“That’s what Antonio Conte has to change. If you look at the record last season against Liverpool and Manchester City, he got really big results.”