Antonio Conte told to make ‘stellar’ Chelsea signings this summer
Ray Wilkins says Antonio Conte must focus on bringing some quality signings to Chelsea this summer
Ray Wilkins has told Antonio Conte to spend big on bringing some “stellar” signings to Chelsea this summer as he prepares his team for a return to the Champions League.
The Italian manager has had some time off to reflect on Chelsea’s impressive Premier League title triumph after his appointment at Stamford Bridge last summer.
Chelsea were the Premier League’s top performing side this season as they won the top-flight title in their first campaign under Conte.
However, the west London side did not have the distraction of European football as they were able to focus purely on domestic affairs.
The Blues are due to make a return to the Champions League next season and are set for a whole host of other fixtures.
And former Chelsea coach Wilkins wants to see the Blues bring in some top players this summer.
Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon, Wilkins said: “It will be a lot more difficult (next season), they’re playing European football.
“What he has to do is that he has to bring in some stellar boys and some stellar signings but also utilise the young men that he’s got there as well in games in the League Cup, in the FA Cup.
“He’s got some wonderful talent coming through that youth section as well and just trust them a little bit more, trust them to be in with the big boys and play well.”