Steven Gerrard: My honest thoughts about Chelsea
Steven Gerrard explains why he has been so impressed by Chelsea under Antonio Conte this season
Steven Gerrard believes that Antonio Conte has got his Chelsea side playing like the Blues used to in the past.
The Italian manager has earned huge amounts of praise this season following his appointment as the Blues’ new manager last summer.
Chelsea won the Premier League title in Conte’s first campaign in charge and were the top flight’s most consistent team throughout the campaign.
The west London side missed out on the chance to win a domestic double this season as they were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday afternoon.
However, former Liverpool captain Gerrard has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from the Blues this season and says the current team reminds him of the Chelsea of old.
Speaking to BT Sport on Saturday, Gerrard said: “I think Chelsea now are very close to the Chelsea we used to call ‘a machine’.
“They’ve got big, powerful, strong players all over the pitch.
“They’re a very solid team and they’ve got match winners in the team who can get results.”
Chelsea will look to launch an attack on the Champions League next season after missing out on a spot in Europe this term.