Pedro: What I really think of new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Pedro Rodriguez delivers his verdict on new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

Pedro Rodriguez has heaped praise on Antonio Conte for the big impact that he has had at Chelsea so far this season.

The Italian coach was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Stamford Bridge over the summer as he was brought in to guide Chelsea back up the table.

Chelsea endured a disastrous campaign last term as they ended up in 10th place and without a trophy following Jose Mourinho’s sacking by the club back in December 2015.

Conte has earned plenty of praise for the impact he has had at Chelsea this season following his appointment, with the Blues having notched up seven straight wins in the Premier League to leave them a point clear at the top of the table after 13 games of the new campaign.

And Spain international Pedro admits that Conte has some similarities to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Pedro is quoted as saying by The Daily Express: “Antonio is a good coach.

“[He’s] a strong guy with good ideas of football with a strong character.

“He has a good mentality and has very good ideas. He likes to press high and for the team to be compact.

“Of course Pep is a very good coach also and was very important in my career.”

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Chelsea travel to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.

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