David Luiz: Antonio Conte’s secret at Chelsea

David Luiz heaps praise on Antonio Conte for the sparkling first season he has enjoyed at Chelsea

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

David Luiz says the secret to Antonio Conte’s success at Chelsea is hard work.

The Italian manager has earned plenty of praise for the job he has done at Stamford Bridge since he was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor last summer.

Chelsea have been the Premier League’s top performing team this season and were crowned champions on Friday night thanks to their 1-0 win at West Brom.

Conte has made no secret of the way he pushes his players to the limit in training and holds high expectations of his team.

And Luiz believes that the work ethic instilled by the manager at Stamford Bridge this season has been the key to Chelsea’s success.

Luiz told Chelsea’s website: “He likes to work, that is his secret.

“He loves to work, he works with passion every day. I’m so happy for him because it’s never easy to come here in your first season and grab the title, but he deserves it.

“We work for them [the fans]. They are behind us every day, every single match, at Stamford Bridge, away from Stamford Bridge, outside London, so of course it is a pleasure to be with them, to say thank you to them.”

Chelsea are looking to win a domestic double this season and will take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley at the end of the month.

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The Blues finished 10th and without a trophy last season.

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