Fernando Llorente is backing former manager Antonio Conte to win the Premier League with Chelsea this season - but hopes his Swansea side can beat them.
The Spanish forward played under Conte at Juventus, winning Serie A in 2013-14 before the head coach moved on to the Italy national team job.
And now Llorente, who joined Swansea last month, is expecting the 47-year-old to thrive in England.
"I think Conte will be a success at Chelsea," he told the Swans' matchday programme. "He can win the Premier League, I think, because he has some very good players."
While Llorente reserved gushing praise for Conte, he is looking to help his own club record a second victory of the season against Chelsea this weekend.
"I know Antonio Conte very well," he said. "I worked with him for one year and I know he is very good at his job.
"He is very, very good – he improves the teams he works with a lot. The teams he manages play with his characteristics – they play like he used to play.
"I enjoyed playing in his team and I will look forward to seeing him this weekend. I will speak to him – but hopefully we can beat his team."