Frank Lampard heaps praise on Antonio Conte following his sparkling first season at Chelsea
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard Photo: The Sport Review
Frank Lampard has heaped praise on Antonio Conte, describing the Chelsea boss as the “man of the season”.
Conte has had a brilliant impact at Stamford Bridge since his appointment as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor last summer.
The Blues finished 10th and without a trophy last season but Conte has successfully steered Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first campaign at the club.
Conte is also hoping to help his side win the FA Cup this season, with the Blues set to take on Arsenal in the final at Wembley at the end of the month.
And former Chelsea star Lampard has been incredibly impressed by what he has seen from Conte since his arrival in west London last summer.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Friday night, Lampard said: “N’golo Kante is the player of the season, Eden Hazard was close…
“But the man of the season is Antonio Conte.
“He’s the boss. He’s driven them, you can see the passion he has, you can see how the fans feel about him.
“They came 10th in the Premier League last year. To make them champions – and pretty comfortable champions – he is their man of the season.”
Chelsea clinched the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns on Friday night thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s late goal.