Frank Lampard makes prediction about summer Chelsea signings

Frank Lampard says Antonio Conte will be fully backed by Chelsea's board in the summer transfer window

antonio conte
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Frank Lampard believes that Antonio Conte will be fully “backed” by Chelsea’s board in the summer transfer window.

Conte has enjoyed a brilliant first season at Stamford Bridge and saw his side crowned as Premier League champions on Friday night thanks to their 1-0 win at West Brom.

Their turnaround this season has been in remarkable contrast to their struggles last term, when they ended up 10th and without a trophy.

Chelsea have already secured their qualification for next season’s Champions League and Conte is likely to already be thinking about which players to sign to bolster his squad.

And former Chelsea star Lampard feels that Conte will have the full backing of the Chelsea board this summer.

Speaking on Sky Sports on Friday night, Lampard said: “I think Conte is going to be backed [in the summer transfer window].

“I think he does need backing. It’s a great squad of players they have there but maybe [they need] a freshening up.

“Don’t lose your best players and then maybe add one or two at the top end.”

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Chelsea will take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley at the end of the month as they look to finish the season with a domestic double.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola sends message to Arsenal fans about Mikel Arteta
Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts where Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC will finish
Paul Pogba
'He's got everything': Paul Pogba raves about Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal to rival Tottenham in race to sign Feyenoord star Orkun Kokcu - report
Mason Mount
'He is absolutely key for us': Thomas Tuchel talks up Chelsea FC star Mason Mount
Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola sends message to Arsenal fans about Mikel Arteta
Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts where Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC will finish
Paul Pogba
'He's got everything': Paul Pogba raves about Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal to rival Tottenham in race to sign Feyenoord star Orkun Kokcu - report
Mason Mount
'He is absolutely key for us': Thomas Tuchel talks up Chelsea FC star Mason Mount
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature