Antonio Conte has warned Tottenham they face a tough season in their new Wembley home after Chelsea secured a last-gasp victory against Spurs at the home of football today.
Following their shock defeat to Burnley at Stamford Bridge, the Blues were coming into the game under pressure.
But Antonio Conte’s men answered their critics after a nerve-wracking win against Tottenham, who continue their woe at Wembley.
Tottenham have now won just one of the last 10 games they have played at the new Wembley, adding to a growing consensus that Spurs could struggle this year in their new home.
And Conte was quick to fan those flames by stating that other teams will enjoy playing them in the stadium.
“Honestly, I think to see this atmosphere was great,” said Conte.
“In this stadium, Wembley, a fantastic stadium – to feel this atmosphere is amazing. Also for the opponent.
“It was amazing. In this atmosphere, our fans tried to push the same, despite 70,000 Tottenham supporters. But, honestly, I think to see this atmosphere is great also for the opponents.”
Despite grabbing the three points, Chelsea were far from convincing in their win.
Marcos Alonso scored both goals for the Blues in their only two shots on target.
Tottenham will feel aggrieved by the result, after enjoying the better chances and possession.
And Mauricio Pochettino was keen to amplify this point, dismissing any talk of a Wembley hoodoo.
He said: “It doesn’t affect me. I understand that we need to talk, everyone needs to talk, but I think the ‘Wembley effect’ is not the reason we lost the game.
“The team played really well. It’s not fair to blame Wembley. For me, Wembley is one of the best places in the world. One of the best places to play football.”