Frank Lampard replies when asked if Antonio Conte is leaving Chelsea

Frank Lampard refuses to rule out the possibility of Antonio Conte leaving Chelsea this season

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England legend Frank Lampard Photo: BT Sport

Frank Lampard has refused to rule out the possibility of Antonio Conte leaving Chelsea this season.

The Italian manager has already found himself under pressure after the west London side were beaten 3-2 by Burnley in their opening Premier League game of the season on Saturday.

There have been reports about Conte being unhappy with Chelsea’s lack of summer signings this summer as he prepared for his second season at the club.

The Italian coach himself admitted in the summer that he came close to leaving Chelsea in the summer before signing a new and improved contract at the club.

And although Chelsea legend Lampard says he would be surprised to see Conte quit midway through the season, he hinted that the Italian could end up leaving the club soon.

Speaking on Premier League Tonight on BT Sport on Saturday evening, Lampard said: “Conte leaving? Only he knows.

“He’s been known to do it before. I don’t see it happening at this point.

“Maybe [he will go] at the end of the season if it goes the wrong way.”

Chelsea must now dust themselves down after their disappointing loss to Burnley as they prepare for their trip to Wembley to take on London rivals Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.

The Blues have signed Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata so far this summer.

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