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Juventus icon Pirlo spoke highly of Chelsea boss Conte - Lampard

Frank Lampard has revealed the positive words Andrea Pirlo had to say about Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

The former Juventus boss took the reins at Stamford Bridge earlier this summer having finished up his duties with the Italian national team after Euro2016.

Regarding the hard-working 47-year-old, Lampard said he spoke to New York City FC teammate Pirlo about the qualities Conte will bring to West London.

"I spoke to Pirlo about him and he had nothing but great things to say," Lampard told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"He works the lads very hard in training with his fitness work and with organisation on the pitch.

"Seeing him at the Euros I loved his passion, I loved how he was on the line, how he had his team together with a real fighting spirit.

"That will all help Chelsea and I look forward to that."

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