Michael Ballack discusses key to Antonio Conte’s success at Chelsea
The former Chelsea midfielder says Antonio Conte has already secured a big achievement at Stamford Bridge this season
Michael Ballack believes Antonio Conte’s special relationship with his Chelsea players has been the key to his success this season.
The Blues are sitting 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table ahead of their closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur with 10 games to go.
Indeed, Chelsea have only lost one of their last 22 games in the Premier League, suffering a 2-0 loss to Spurs at White Hart Lane back in January.
Former Juventus boss Conte took over the reins from Dutch coach Guus Hiddink at the end of a disappointing 2015-16 season for the west London side.
Ballack won the Premier League, three FA Cups and the League Cup during his career at Stamford Bridge between 2006 and 2010.
Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ about Conte’s impact at the west London side, former Chelsea midfielder Ballack said:
“Conte has found a good relationship with the team to bring them back on target. Leading the Premier League with 10 points right now is a big achievement.”
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Chelsea will host Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon in search of another three points in the title race.