\n UEFA have used this week\'s Champions League fixtures to promote their #EqualGame campaign, but obv...
\nRomelu Lukaku hit the headlines after Manchester United\'s Champions League win over Benfica after h...
\n Radja Nainggolan has hinted that he is set for a move to the Premier League.\n The Roma midfielder ...
\nMartin Keown has revealed what is being said about Jack Wilshere behind the scenes at Arsenal - and...
\nWayne Rooney will play no part in Everton\'s Europa League clash with Lyon at Goodison Park on Thurs...
Read More

Desailly dismisses suggestions Chelsea will struggle with extra workload this season

Date Posted,August 5, 2017

Marcel Desailly is convinced that Chelsea will again enjoy a season of success under manager Antonio Conte.

And the World Cup and European Championship winner dismisses any suggestion his former club will flounder because of the extra workload of playing in the Champions League.

Chelsea missed out on Europe last season and it was said that their Premier League triumph owed much to that absence.

The strength of the squad has been questioned, too, with Nemanja Matic going to Manchester United and Diego Costa on his way out.

The former Blues defender is backing his side to succeed again this season (Image: Philipp Schmidli)

But Frenchman Desailly – who won the FA Cup and the European Super Cup in his four years at the Bridge – said: “Conte knows exactly what is needed to cope with the extra games. Chelsea will be in excellent shape. I am sure about that.

“There is one reason why Chelsea won the Premier League last season… they were the best team. It had nothing to do with not playing in Europe.

“They now have a new quality striker in Alvaro Morata and I am certain Conte will bring in more.

“He needs to – and I am sure he will do.”

poll loading

Where will Chelsea finish this season?


Back to previous page

payment with