Johnny Giles issues Chelsea warning to Antonio Conte

Johnny Giles says there needs to be big changes at Chelsea over the summer

Johnny Giles has warned the next Chelsea manager that the current squad are miles away from winning the Premier League.

The Blues exited the Champions League on Wednesday night after a 4-2 aggregate defeat by Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in west London.

Chelsea appear unlikely to qualify for next season’s competition as the Blues are in tenth place in the Premier League table and 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

Italy manager Antonio Conte, who previously managed Juventus, is the favourite to replace interim head coach Guus Hiddink at the defending Premier League champions.

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Giles warned Conte – or the next Blues boss – that there will need to be wholesale changes at Stamford Bridge over the summer.

“There wold have to be big changes,” Giles told Newstalk.

“They’re going to lose Terry, who is a huge, huge loss to them.”

Giles added: “They’ll need big resources again. That team is gone from what it was last year. There is a big job to be done.”

Chelsea make the trip to Everton in the FA Cup fifth round at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Hiddink is unbeaten in domestic competitions with Chelsea after he replaced Jose Mourinho at the west London side in December.

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