Cesar Azpilicueta: What I really think about Antonio Conte at Chelsea

Cesar Azpilicueta delivers his honest verdict on Antonio Conte's impact at Chelsea this season

Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that Antonio Conte is working Chelsea’s players harder than ever following his arrival at the club in the summer.

The Italian coach has earned huge amounts of praise since his appointment at the club’s new manager at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have established themselves as the firm favourites to win the Premier League title this season and are currently flying high at the top of the table.

Conte’s impact at Chelsea has been in stark contrast to the Blues’ struggles last term, when they ended up in 10th place in the Premier League table and without a trophy.

And the Spaniard has revealed the strong impact that Conte has had at Cobham since his arrival at the club.

Speaking in an interview with Football Focus before Chelsea’s clash with Hull City on Sunday, Azpilicueta said: “Antonio since the first day, his first time in England and with language, he tried to show us what he wanted.

“We train hard. He wanted to show us what he wants from this team. He always believes in us.

“That shows in every training session and every game.”

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Chelsea won the Premier League and the League Cup back in the 2014-15 season, when Jose Mourinho was still in charge of the Blues.

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