Chelsea players will have to get used to not liking Antonio Conte’s training methods, according to Blues legend Frank Lampard.
Reports in recent weeks have claimed there is a growing discontent amongst the Chelsea players about Conte’s training regimes.
The Blues’ form on the pitch has dipped with just three wins in their last seven games in all competitions, including a 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League last night.
Speaking after the match in Rome, Lampard says Conte must go about finding a settled back three, something the Italian has not had so far this term.
And he believes Conte will continue to work his players extremely hard on the training pitch in an attempt to solve their issues.
“Yes I think so (he should go back to basics),” Lampard said of the Chelsea boss on BT Sport.
“I think continuity is massive, I think he has to try and find his back three.
“(Victor) Moses is a miss, you wouldn’t have thought you’d be saying that 18 months ago but Victor Moses, what he’s given them in that right wing-back position.
“He’s covering it now with (Cesar) Azpilicueta, he’s covering it with (Davide) Zappacosta.
“It’s effecting the whole back five and I think he will want to get back to knowing what his three is and working on it throughout the week.
“Listen, the players are going to have to react now because I don’t think Antonio Conte is a manager who will change his way.
“He might change players in the team, but they’ll have to work.
“You’re hearing discontent about training, well they’ve got to get used to it, because he’s going to want to work his way out of that.”