Claudio Ranieri reckons Antonio Conte will succeed at Chelsea

Updated, May 15
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes Chelsea will be a revitalised force under his fellow Italian boss Antonio Conte. Former Chelsea manager Ranieri takes his current side to Stamfords Bridge on Sunday, with Leicester having dethroned the Stamford Bridge club as Premier League champions, having once been 5000/1 colossal outsiders for the title. Chelsea will kick-off against Leicester a huge 31 points behind the new champions. It has been a season of upheaval for the west London club, who sacked former manager Jose Mourinho in December and then brought in Guus Hiddink for the Dutchman’s second spell in caretaker charge. Sunday’s match will mark the end of Hiddink’s current Chelsea stint, with Italy manager Conte arriving at Stamford Bridge once his country’s Euro 2016 campaign in France is finished. Chelsea are an unusually low ninth in the table but Ranieri believes it won’t be long before they are challenging or the title again, with Conte having won three Serie A crowns in Italy when in charge of Juventus. “He is a tough man, it is hard for him to change because he will make a little revolution there,” said Ranieri. “I am waiting for it, I await the revolution when he arrives. He changes everything. He is very concentrated in his job, the little things. He wants to care for everything, nutrition, everything.”

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