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The Man City boss is heading for his first Premier League title on a macro level, but the micro means a Sunday visit from Chelsea (Watch live, 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
And that means a meeting with a footballing peer, as Manchester City looks to gain one of the five wins needed to secure the Premier League champions title currently held by the visitors.
“What Antonio has done here in the Premier League, maybe the people don’t realise,” he added.
“He introduced another way to attack with five at the back, another system, a lot of teams, even Arsenal, had to do a lot of imitating to do that. Tactically he is a master, he did it amazingly with the national team with Italy and when he went to Turin. I think Conte is going to leave something to English football. I’m sure of that.”
For his part, Conte loves City’s ambition and spending, and hopes Chelsea will match it.