Pedro: What Antonio Conte is like behind the scenes at Chelsea

Pedro lifts the lid on the main things Antonio Conte has changed since taking over at Chelsea last summer

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Pedro Rodriguez has credited Antonio Conte with changing Chelsea’s mentality since his appointment as the club’s new manager last summer.

Conte has had a huge impact at Stamford Bridge since his appointment as the club’s new manager and his Chelsea team are currently leading the way at the top of the Premier League table.

Chelsea’s dramatic upturn in form this season has been in stark contrast to their struggles last term, when they ended up 10th in the table and without a trophy.

Pedro has been one of Chelsea’s top performers this season and appears to be finding his best form under the new man in charge at Stamford Bridge.

And the Spain international has given his take on what he thinks has changed at Stamford Bridge this season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Pedro said: “The mentality has changed, we’re more confident on the pitch, and that confidence is probably the secret as to why we are top of the league.

“Conte speaks a lot with the players, also on the pitch and on the training ground, preparing very well for the games. It’s important for us, when not in the Champions League, to have the time to prepare for the games.

“This is good for the team, but Antonio is a very good coach with good mentality, good ideas as to how to play and win the games. This is the right way.”

Chelsea are through to the FA Cup semi-finals after beating Manchester United last week and will take on Tottenham in the last four.

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