Chelsea kick off their Premier League title defence at home to Burnley on Saturday, and the unbridled joy that drenched Stamford Bridge in May has been clouded by anxiety over the course of a fractious and frustrating summer.
He claimed league titles at the same stage of his tenure in his last two jobs, with Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Willian stood out in Mourinho's final season at the Stamford Bridge helm, however, being named as Player of the Year when scoring five league goals and assisting six more in 2015-16.
"We reckon the Blues could go a whole campaign without lifting silverware, which could leave Conte looking for a new job before the season's out".
The west London side are also expected to sell Spain global Diego Costa after Conte told the 28-year-old that he is free to leave.
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These loan deals allow Chelsea's youngsters to gain experience in England's top flight, but also the Blues know they are providing lower calibre teams with young players who have the ability to cause damage to their Premier League rivals.
Despite defeat in the Community Shield, and despite our shortfalls in the transfer market, Saturday provides us with an opportunity to lay down a marker - we will fight for this title. A fee of 40 million pounds proved too substantial for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to turn down, even if manager Antonio Conte wanted to retain the midfielder he still called "very important for our team" on Wednesday. Meanwhile, star striker Diego Costa is also headed for the exit.
"I hope to be able to improve our squad".
"He's starting to understand what I want from him during the game", Conte said. It's a fair comment to say that out loud because we're all talking about how the second season is more hard than the first.
"Tiemoue Bakayoko was very impressive previous year, he's very physical". Burnley, will, however, be offered encouragement by Crystal Palace's shock 2-1 victory over us at the tail-end of our title charge.
"He's a good player, strong, good personality, technique", Conte said.
"The players want to avoid the bad season they had with Mourinho".
"It wasn't a fantastic year for United or Pogba, but it was successful in the end and that is all that matters", adds Lampard, as he passed judgement on the midfielder United paid £89m to sign from Juventus last summer.
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