RE: Conte’s acid test
I agree, I think the points gap this season will be less and the World Cup might well have an impact. It usually feels like around February time City and Liverpool hit another level and no one else can maintain that pace. This year everyone has to start again in late December so it might disrupt that pattern.
There are a few players around that could improve the first team but I think we’d need to pay over the odds to get them.