Man United star: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is a mastermind
Romelu Lukaku heaps praise on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte ahead of Manchester United's trip to Stamford Bridge
Romelu Lukaku has heaped praise on Antonio Conte and has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they will have to be at their best if they want to beat Chelsea on Sunday.
The Red Devils are currently preparing to take on Conte’s Blues side at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League as they look to keep themselves in the race for the title.
Manchester United are currently second in the table and five points behind Pep Guardiola’s pace-setters in the race for the title.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have struggled to find consistent form under Conte this term and currently find themselves fourth and nine points behind the leaders after 10 games of the new campaign.
Lukaku was thought to be a transfer target for Chelsea before the striker ended up signing for Manchester United from Everton back in July.
However, the 24-year-old is still clearly a big admirer of Chelsea manager Conte, who led the Blues to the Premier League title in his first campaign at the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Lukaku said: “We are going to prepare ourselves well for the game, it is not going to be easy because Antonio Conte tactically is a mastermind.
“It will be a nice challenge for us.”
Lukaku has scored seven times in the Premier League in his first 10 games at Old Trafford this season as he looks to help fire the Red Devils to the title this season.