Chelsea will be among the sides fighting to win the Premier League title under Antonio Conte, according to his former Juventus teammate Alessandro Del Piero.

Conte inherits a side that finished 10th and 31 points behind champions Leicester last season, but comes into the job with a reputation as one of the best coaches in European football.

He guided an unfancied Italy side into the quarterfinals of Euro 2016, beating Belgium and Spain along the way, and won three Serie A titles with Juventus.

“He’s a good guy, he loves to work a lot,” Del Piero told Sky Sports. “If he has a chance to talk to players in the right way, and if they understand what he wants, Chelsea can have a very good season and probably win the title.

“It’s not easy, the Premier League is amazing this year in terms of players and coaches, but he has a chance.”