Antonio Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge. Chelsea also won 30 games, a record in the Premier League era.
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has admitted he didn’t expect such a great first season from Conte even though he knew Conte would have an impact at Chelsea.
“I knew his capabilities,” Zola said on Sky Sports.
“Obviously to see him impress so much straight away was a surprise actually.
“But again, it all comes down to work.
“I’m sure he worked very hard on the team, on every aspect of the game.
“The result has been amazing.”