Thierry Henry sends revealing message to Chelsea supporters about Antonio Conte

The Arsenal legend believes Antonio Conte's outspoken approach this summer proves the Chelsea boss is feeling more confident

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Thierry Henry believes Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is feeling emboldened following last season’s title success.

The Blues boss won the Premier League crown in his first season in charge of the west London club after finishing seven points clear of closest challengers Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea have endured a largely frustrating summer transfer window so far despite the defending champions making four additions to their title-winning squad.

Conte has overseen the departure of six first-team players in the summer so far, including John Terry, Nathan Ake and Nemanja Matic.

The Chelsea manager has made no secret of his desire to make some more signings before the close of the transfer window ahead of their return to the Champions League.

Conte has also revealed that he didn’t want the Serbia international to leave the Premier League champions and move to their direct title rivals Manchester United.

Former Arsenal striker Henry believes Conte’s outspoken approach in the summer transfer window is a result of their title success last term.

“He is not the kind of guy to be talking like he is in the media,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“Antonio Conte felt a little bit alone last season. He is a bit more vocal this year because he won the league. He feels like he can talk.”

Chelsea have signed Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero, AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata this summer.

The Blues lost 3-2 to Burnley in their Premier League opener at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

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