Eden Hazard opens up about Antonio Conte at Chelsea this season

Eden Hazard describes Antonio Conte as a "fantastic" manager following his strong first season at Chelsea

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Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Eden Hazard has described Antonio Conte as a “fantastic” manager and is confident that Chelsea will achieve success under him this season.

The Italian boss was brought in as the Blues’ new manager last summer in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking and has had an instant impact at Stamford Bridge.

Conte’s Chelsea side are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table as they bid to win the title in his first season in charge in west London.

Hazard himself has also been in much improved form this season, having scored 11 goals in the Premier League for the west London side so far this term.

And the Belgium international has lifted the lid on how he feels about Conte and his arrival at Stamford Bridge this season.

Speaking in an interview with The Telegraph, Hazard said: “Fantastic manager. He gives the spirit to the team.

“Of course, we have worked a lot and hard. But if that’s the key to winning games, we will work hard.

“For me, it is a privilege to play with this manager, and I hope we can achieve something together.”

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Chelsea return to Premier League action after the international break with a home clash against Crystal Palace on 1 April.

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