The former Blues star still believes the Italian is the perfect man to kick things back into gear at Stamford Bridge following a drop-off in results and form since winning the 2014/15 Premier League title.
Of the former Juventus and Italy boss, Lampard told the BBC’s Premier League Show: “I’m waiting for the Conte-era to really kick in.
“I was excited as a Chelsea man when he came in, I thought they needed the discipline and a different angle from last year.
“I think people were relaxed, I think they won the league, and they relaxed. The minute you relax in football, you turn the switch off, you can’t turn it straight on again.
“That’s why I quite like Conte, he’s known as a disciplinarian, he’s working them hard in training – I speak to players there, John and a few of the other lads there, and he’s trying to organise them, working them hard on the pitch.”