Chelsea FC, Antonio Conte, admits the absence of European football competitions for Chelsea might give him the edge over some of his title rivals.
Claudio Ranieri, Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola will all be juggling their domestic programme with the travel and mental fatigue which comes with the Champions League.
The Chelsea manager, will have empty weeks to rest his players and prepare them on the training ground as he loves to do.
Conte lifted the European Cup as a player with Juventus, although he was also a runner-up after losing in three finals.
He returned to the Turin club as manager in Twenty- Eleven, when again there were no European distractions and plotted a successful assault on Serie A in his first campaign.