Frank Lampard on the future of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Ruben Hill
August 19, 2017

Willian was in and out of the Chelsea team last season but he played the full 90 minutes and notched up an assist in the Blues' Premier League defeat by Burnley last weekend.

The 28-year-old Spain worldwide had fallen out of favour with Chelsea's Italian coach, Antonio Conte, who reportedly asked him at the end of last season via a text message to search for another club, reports Efe.

Conte has made no secret of his desire to further strengthen before the transfer window slams shut as his threadbare squad isn't capable of competing on all fronts this season.

"They got dismantled by Arsenal at the Emirates last season, and then all of a sudden they've won a dozen on the trot and win the league at a canter. To arrive and try to fight for the Champions League, to try to fight to be the best in the world, you need time". "There is such a short shelf life in management these days".

Candreva would add depth to a Chelsea midfield that lost Nemanja Matic earlier this month.

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"Maybe people will say that is me speaking from the heart, but no one backed them to win the title last season and they ran away with it and when you look at this season now, it is very hard to predict who will end up as champions. I'd be shocked if he was the first to go". We don't know how they are going to adapt, will they fit in to the Premier League?

"Now we don't have this base, this foundation, like Tottenham", Conte said. "But now it's not enough, so we have to improve, to extend this basis, work together with new players".

"Spurs started to work with Pochettino for three years, this is the fourth year and Pocehttino has had the possibility to work for three years with the same players and have the possibility every season to improve his foundations", Conte said.

"So why can't Chelsea think about winning it again". Last season we started a hard path.

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