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

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

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.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Grigor Dimitrov beats David Goffin to win his biggest title, ‘But I still have a lot to give’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard replies when asked if Chelsea can win Champions League
The Sport Review
Michael Owen sends warning to Chelsea ahead of Liverpool FC clash
The Sport Review
Sir Alex Ferguson privately raves about 20-year-old Man United star – report