Chelsea kick off their title defence against Burnley tomorrow having had a far from ideal summer since winning the league last season.
Read More Losing £40m Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, seemingly against his wishes, was a big blow to the Blues boss while the saga involving Diego Costa, whose Chelsea career is over after a bust-up with Conte, has been another headache.
And Di Canio, who played with Conte at Juventus and is now a Sky Italia pundit, told Italian paper Tuttosport:
The video will start in 8Cancel Read More “Conte got Morata who was the best at Real Madrid in terms of goals scored per minutes but he lacks that cantankerous attitude which really helped Chelsea to the title last season.
“I hope to be proved wrong, but also considering that he will have to pick some teams ahead of Champions League games, I think Antonio will have some problems this season.”
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