Chelsea have dominated and lead the Premier League table for months now, yet as the season approaches squeaky bum time, there are a number of nervous Chelsea fans around. Suddenly the easy path to another league victory has one very large roadblock in the form of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The two rivals actually face off this weekend in the FA Cup semi-final clash at Wembley. Both the camps are hard at work to book a spot at the finals, and according to Spurs fans, the pre-match mind games have already begun, with Antonio Conte getting certain stories out in the media to mess around with his rivals.
The story in question comes from Gianluca Di Marzio, who revealed that Inter Milan are interested in acquiring the services of Toby Alderweireld, who isn’t currently looking to extend his contract with Spurs.
The Italian has a reputation for being one of the most reliable sources in the world of football transfers. But besides being a transfer guru, Di Marzio is also a very close friend of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
And Spurs fan think there is definite collusion between the two in regards to leaking the Alderweireld story just days ahead of the semi final clash.
Check out the reaction below –
Funny how Di Marzio, well known mate of Conte, starts releasing rumours to unnerve Tottenham, 3 days before Tottenham play Chelsea.
— ㅤ (@thfcIad) April 19, 2017
Toby Alderweireld rumour comes from @DiMarzio (a personal friend of Conte) 3 days before Spurs play Chelsea in a semi final. Embarrassing
— EXTHFCEMPLOYEE (@CoysGeorge) April 19, 2017
Di Marzio is mates with Conte. The Alderweireld story is pure bullshit. Please don't give it any credence.
— The Spurs Compendium (@SpursCompendium) April 19, 2017
— Stephen Urch (@Steviespurs) April 19, 2017
— stuart mills (@windyblue10) April 19, 2017
@DiMarzio Your just a journo doing some mischief for your mate Conte on the eve of the cup semi-final. Be truthful! COYS
— tango tingo (@mother1975) April 19, 2017