Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted that current boss Frank Lampard is the right man in charge at Frank Lampard and is impressed by the state of things at his former club.
Inter Milan manager Conte, who had two years in charge at Chelsea, has explained that the Blues are in a strong position right now.
The Italian is a huge favourite around Stamford Bridge after guiding the club to the Premier League title in the 2016/17 season, which was the last time the club won the prize.
Conte has made the claim that Lampard is the right fit as the Chelsea manager and feels he’s working with an excellent squad of players.
“I think that the club wants to come back to win. I think, honestly, now in this moment Chelsea is a really good team, a strong team, a large squad to face many, many competitions. They worked very well and in this moment they have many, many players,” Conte told the Telegraph.
“I remember when I arrived at Chelsea and the situation wasn’t this. Because I remember in my first season, we faced the season with only 16 players. But, in this year, the club worked very well. I know they are doing a really good job because I continue to follow Chelsea. I am a fan.
“Lampard is, for sure, doing a good job and he knows very well the club because he’s a legend for Chelsea. I think it was the same when I started with Juventus because I knew very well the club and the way that you had to follow to reach your target. Lampard is the right coach for Chelsea.”
Conte was the last man in charge at Chelsea to win the league crown and ultimately that has to be the goal for Lampard, especially after a busy summer of spending where some top-class talents have joined the group.
The Blues were beginning to build up some real momentum before the international break and everyone will learn a lot more about the team’s title credentials in the next few league games, where there are some fixtures on paper.
Lampard’s Chelsea are certainly miles away from Conte’s Chelsea in terms of style, but there are plenty of different ways to triumph and the former has a young group of players who are set up to be a long-term success if they develop well together.