Jamie Carragher has openly tipped two players to follow Antonio Conte to Chelsea this summer after they impressed significantly in their opening game of the European Championships against Belgium.
As seen in the tweet below, Carragher, a former defender himself, was full of praise for the Italy defence who provided an absolute masterclass in restricting an opposition attack.
Education for any defender tonight, proper defenders that Italian back 3. Bonucci & Chiellini have to be on Conte's CFC list! #BELITA
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) June 13, 2016
Antonio Conte marshalled a superb Italian defensive display, as Chiellini, Bonucci and Barzagli protected Gianluigi Buffon in typical rock-solid fashion as the Belgian attacking players struggled to make any headway. Chelsea star Eden Hazard was one player who was consistenly thwarted by Conte’s well-organised team.
Links will likely dribble on throughout the summer between Conte and his former Juventus players and Carragher might just be on to something with this shout.
Bonucci and Chiellini to create a back three with Kurt Zouma when the new season starts? What a prospect that is.