Antonio Conte has revealed his ideas for Chelsea’s style of play in the 2016-17 season. After taking over as the manager from Guus Hiddink, the former Juventus boss has a huge task on his hands.
Chelsea finished a lowly 10th place in the 2015-16 season. Apart from recovering back to their title challenging days, Chelsea also have to play attractive football along the way.Conte is also finding it hard to attract the best players since the club are not in the Champions League for the upcoming campaign. Despite the issues,Conte managed to bring in a few big-money names.
Furthermore, the club are reportedly in talks with Everton over the signing Romelu Lukaku for twice the fee that they received for him two years ago. Lukaku was sold at Everton for £ 28 million, but it is reported that Chelsea are ready to pay around £ 65 million along with Loic Remy for the Belgian international. Chelsea recently concluded their pre-season with a 4-2 win over German outfit Werder Bremen. After a mediocre start in the pre-season, the blues have been doing well since the return of stars like Diego Costa and Eden Hazard. They were amongst the scorers on Sunday night.
Chelsea will be opening their Premier League campaign with a home match against West Ham.“I want to play with high intensity, to win the ball back very soon after we lose it, to attack with the right balance. I saw positive things and many situations that we can improve. We are working on this. Now there is one week of work before the season starts. It was a good victory. Pre-season was very tough and hard in all aspects and we must be pleased to finish with a win. It’s important to win for confidence ahead of the start of the season,” said Conte.