Man United defender sends message to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Matteo Darmian admits that he has been very impressed with Antonio Conte's start to life at Chelsea this season

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Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian Photo: Matteo Darmian / Instagram

Matteo Darmian has admitted that he has been very impressed by the way Antonio Conte has adapted to life in the Premier League with Chelsea.

Conte has earned plenty of praise for the impact he has had at Stamford Bridge since being appointed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor last summer.

The Italian’s team are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table and booked their place in next month’s FA Cup final with a 4-2 win over Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.

Darmian worked under Conte during his spell in charge of the Italian national team and the Manchester United defender admits that he’s been impressed with the manager’s first campaign in England.

Darmian told Tuttomercatoweb: “He did very well to adapt to a difficult league.

“I was able to work with him for the Nazionale, so I know his qualities.

“He is certainly a great tactician and is proving that again with Chelsea. The Premier League destiny is in his hands.”

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Chelsea now turn their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their crunch clash with Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as they chase a domestic double in Conte’s first season in charge at the west London club.

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