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Chelsea great Frank Lampard has revealed Antonio Conte was exactly what Chelsea needed after a demoralising 2015/16 season. The ex-Chelsea midfielder also backed Chelsea to win the Premier League this season. Chelsea are currently eight points clear at the top.

“I can’t see anyone catching them,” Lampard told Daily Mail. “They are the most organised team. Costa and Hazard are the difference. You have got to give the manager a load of credit, too.

“They were in a bad place last year. I went back and got treatment for a week last season when I was injured. The dressing room felt terrible.

“Guus Hiddink was there, they were 12th in the league. People were injured, they weren’t playing well and you could smell it wasn’t right. They needed to change the whole mentality.

“Conte has done that without changing too much in terms of players. He made a few additions and Kante has been fantastic, but Conte was exactly what they needed. They all look fit, lean and know their jobs. They are flying.”

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