Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has warned Antonio Conte he still faces a big task of rebuilding at the club, despite winning the Premier League on his first attempt last season.
The Blues won the Premier League title in Conte’s first season in charge, even though they didn’t have to contend with European football, as they had finished 10th the season before.
But as they return to Europe’s premier club competition next season, Ancelotti, who also won the Premier League title on his first season, as warned his compatriot he has a big job to turn his Premier League kings into Champions League contenders.
The Bayern Munich boss said: “Conte will be forced to change something, as he won the Premier League using practically the same players all the time.
“In the Champions League, he’ll need to buy a lot and buy well.”
Chelsea finally kicked off their summer spending on Sunday with the £35million capture of defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma, but Conte remains sore after watching Romelu Lukaku slip through their grasp and join Manchester United instead.
Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is expected to follow for a similar fee but rumours are that United have also entered the race for the France international, and could snatch him away like they did with Lukaku.