Following a woeful 2015/16 season, Nemanja Matic believes Chelsea will be fighting for trophies next season.
A poor run of form has last season’s champions languishing in middle of the table.
With Conte coming in, Matic believes Chelsea will be top again next time out.
“This is football, sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t,” Matic told the official Chelsea website.
“‘Last season we were champions but this season we were not even close. We will see in the future what we can do.
“This season was not good for us, but I believe in our quality, I believe in myself and I know what I can do. We will see what we can do next year. Every season is a different story.
“‘Everything can change in a couple of months. We had the winning mentality, we were champions, and then in a couple of months we lost that.
“In a couple of months, everything can be back. We’ll see.”