Pat Nevin makes prediction about Antonio Conte for Chelsea v Roma
The Chelsea legend is confident Antonio Conte will know how to blunt Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night
Pat Nevin is confident Antonio Conte will be ready for the challenge of Chelsea taking on Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Blues will be looking to make a swift returning to winning ways following a 2-1 loss to the Premier League’s basement club Crystal Palace.
Tiemoue Bakayoko cancelled out Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal before Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha netted a winner in added time at the end of the first half.
Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League games since a 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital in the Champions League last month following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
The west London side are nine points adrift of Manchester City after the Citizens were 7-2 winners against Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Former Chelsea winger Nevin is confident that Conte will know how to stop Serie A giants Roma in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.
“So this week I couldn’t be more relieved that the fixture schedule was relatively kind and gave us the home match with Roma first,” Nevin told Chelsea’s website.
“Another journey was the last thing that increasingly tight-looking group of players needed right now. There will be lots of tactical work needed for a game against the Italians, though I suspect much of this will be walked through on the training ground to allow recovery and at least we have a man in charge who knows precisely what to expect from the opponents.”
Chelsea signed Willy Caballero, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger, Alvaro Morata, Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta in the summer transfer window to improve his squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.