Eden Hazard makes exciting prediction about Chelsea signings under Antonio Conte

The Chelsea No10 expects Antonio Conte to recruit some new players in the summer transfer window

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Eden Hazard is confident Antonio Conte will secure some important signings this summer ahead of Chelsea’s return to the Champions League.

The Italian coach won the Premier League title in his first season in charge of the west London side after Conte was appointed as Guus Hiddink’s successor at the end of the 2015-16 season.

The former Juventus manager coaxed some world-class form out of the Belgium international after Hazard endured a terrible season under Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink as Chelsea failed to defend their title.

The 26-year-old winger scored 16 times and made five assists in 36 appearances in the Premier League this season to secure an eagerly-anticipated return to the Champions League.

Speaking to Het Nieuwsblad about what Chelsea need to do in the summer to prepare for a return to Europe’s premier club competition, Hazard said:

“The Champions League is definitely a goal for the club. There are not many players in this team who have already won it. The coach hasn’t, either.

“It’s a goal for everyone. We’ll see which players are coming in. Hopefully, there are some big players.”

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Chelsea have won the Premier League title twice in the past three seasons under different managers.

The Blues won the Champions League for the first time in 2012.

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