Chelsea players still working for Antonio Conte, says Ian Wright

The Arsenal legend praises Chelsea's professionalism for bouncing back from a tough start to the season

Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has praised the attitude of the Chelsea players to bounce back from a poor start to the season.

The Premier League champions made the trip to Wembley on Sunday to take on bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur following a disastrous start to the new campaign.

Chelsea lost 3-2 to Burnley at Stamford Bridge after both Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were sent off to compound the west London side’s misery.

Tottenham, on the other hand, made the trip to St James’ Park in their curtain raiser and Spurs eased to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.

However, Chelsea were 4-2 winners against Tottenham in their most recent meeting at Wembley in April as the Blues secured a place in the FA Cup final.

And the defending champions came out on top at the home of English football again thanks to Marcos Alonso’s goals either side of Michy Batshuayi’s own goal.

The Blues continued their resurgence with a 2-0 victory over unbeaten Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Former Arsenal striker Wright was quick to heap praise on the Chelsea squad for responding to the adversity of losing their Premier League opener.

“Chelsea’s professionalism, and the way they continue to work for their manager and play well, is testament to them,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Chelsea finished seven points clear of Tottenham in the title race last season to win the Premier League crown in Antonio Conte’s first campaign in charge.

The defending champions are already three points behind current Premier League leaders Manchester United in the title race.

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