Alan Shearer makes prediction about Chelsea next season

Alan Shearer is still expecting Chelsea to be the team to beat in the Premier League next season

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Alan Shearer is still expecting Chelsea to be the “team to beat” in the Premier League next season.

Antonio Conte has enjoyed a sparkling debut campaign for the west London side following his appointment at Stamford Bridge last summer.

Chelsea won the Premier League title for the second time in three years as they bounced back from their disastrous campaign last year.

Conte’s side missed out on the chance to win a domestic double when they were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

However, the Blues will look back on a largely successful first campaign for Conte as the Italian prepares his side for a return to the Champions League next season.

And England legend Shearer is still expecting the Blues to be the top team in England over the next couple of years.

Shearer told BBC Sport on Saturday: “They have decisions of their own to make over Diego Costa’s future and whether he stays or goes, but you would still expect them to be the team to beat next year too.”

Chelsea finished in 10th place and without a trophy last season.

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