Lampard: “Chelsea will be back challenging with Conte”

Lampard: “Chelsea will be back challenging with Conte”

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes the Blues will be back challenging for the Premier League title under new manager Antonio Conte this season.

“Being at Chelsea for such a long time I have an allegiance – the 38-year-old told the club’s official website – so I would obviously like Chelsea to win the league and I think they’ll be back challenging,”

“I do fancy it being between Chelsea and Manchester City this year. I spoke to Andrea Pirlo about Conte and he had nothing but great things to say.”

About Conte’s tactical approach, Lampard added: “He works the lads very hard in training with his fitness work and with organisation on the pitch. The players will need to buy into that and respect that then you’ll see an improvement from last year.”