Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says his team would be able to beat England by Gareth Southgate.
The 60-year-old, who admitted he had no interest in the World Cup last summer, said any high-level team could beat the best international teams in the world.
But despite his belief, Sarri admits that the Blues are still far from the finished article as they prepare to face Newcastle on Saturday (17:30 GMT).
"Our level is not inferior to the British national team," he said.
"We can fish, we can lose, we can win, maybe (I had) more time than a national team, but not enough to organize the team as I want.
"The next (week) will be the first week without three games starting August 20th, so time is not enough."
Sarri said he was not the only one to have little time for international football, despite Chelsea having two players on Southgate's Three Lions at the World Cup last summer in Russia.
"Every coach thinks like me, it's unusual to say," he said.
"It is impossible to organize a team very well in 30 days: each team in the World Cup will lose against the top club teams in every game.
"It is very difficult to see a very organized team in the Europeans or in the World Cup".
Chelsea greeted the Magpies at Stamford Bridge this weekend and are looking to avoid a third consecutive league game without scoring for the first time in over 25 years.
The Blues lost against Tottenham in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday and Sarri admitted to having a very ordinary superstition.
"When I lose a game, I cut my hair, usually," he said.
"Five years ago I did this: in the last three years in Naples we lost 12 games in three seasons".