Antonio Conte: Why this Chelsea player has impressed me so much

Antonio Conte is impressed by Chelsea midfielder Oscar...

Antonio Conte admits that he has been thoroughly impressed by what he has seen from Oscar so far at Chelsea.

Conte is currently gearing up for his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge after being appointed as the club’s new permanent manager earlier in the year.

Oscar, like most of his Chelsea team-mates, struggled to produce consistent form last season as the Blues ended up in 10th place in the Premier League table.

The Brazilian was in fine form last week as his man of the match display and two goals helped Chelsea beat AC Milan in their final game of their tour of America.

And Conte believes that the playmaker can be an important player for the Blues next season.

Speaking at his post-match news conference last week, Conte said: “Oscar is an important player and I think the season when Chelsea won the title, he played a fantastic season.

“Last season was bad for all the players, not only for Oscar or for another player, for all.

“I think Oscar is a good player with a great talent and he can improve a lot. I am seeing in him a good attitude and a good will.”

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Conte was brought in as the club’s new manager after Jose Mourinho was sacked back in December following the west London side’s disastrous start to the season.

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