Rio Ferdinand makes claim about Chelsea training under Antonio Conte

Rio Ferdinand discusses what he feels the main change Chelsea have made this season is...

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Rio Ferdinand believes that Antonio Conte’s focus on repetition in training has been one of the building blocks behind Chelsea’s success this season.

The west London club took a step closer towards winning the Premier League title on Tuesday night when they played out a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

Chelsea have earned plenty of praise for their impressive performances this season since Conte’s appointment at Stamford Bridge last summer.

The Blues have firmly established themselves as the favourites to win the Premier League title this season and are currently nine points clear at the top of the table.

And former Manchester United defender Ferdinand has highlighted what he feels is the main difference in Conte’s approach to training at Cobham.

Speaking to BT Sport before Tuesday night’s draw, Ferdinand said: “Conte is huge on repetition in training, drilling the players into making sure they understand all of his ideas and what he wants on the football pitch.

“You can see that in the way they’ve developed throughout the season, from switching to a back three they look so comfortable now – that comes from the hard work on the training pitch.

“It’s just drill, drill, drill, so when you get out there on the pitch you can almost do it with your eyes closed.”

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Chelsea will now look to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.

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