“Two years ago Chelsea finished 10th; that cannot happen again,” Conte said.
He also indicated how ‘difficult’ it is winning back-to-back PL titles as the last team to do so was Manchester United in 2009.
“We know the difficulty and for sure we want to avoid the Mourinho season with Chelsea,” Conte added.
“The coaches of the previous two champions [Chelsea and Leicester] both lost their jobs [the next season] and we are working very well to find the best solutions and use them,” Conte lamented.
“We have a lot of young players and it is necessary to try and develop them.”
Conte made these known after Chelsea’s last preseason game which saw the Blues lost 2-1 to Inter Milan and featured a spectacular own goal from Inter’s Geoffrey Kondogbia.