He came, he saw…and he is about to conquer – story of Antonio Conte’s first season as Chelsea boss

Date: 9th May 2017 at 7:33 pm
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Excitement is growing in west London and beyond at the prospect of Antonio Conte winning the Premier League in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

‘King Conte’ is the inside track of how the flamboyant, gesticulating, non-stop touchline leaping Chelsea coach took the Premier League by storm in his first season in charge at the Bridge.

The Conte Diary of the Season is a must read for all Chelsea fans but also all football followers fascinated by how he came, saw and conquered despite the formidable opposition of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

Conte achieved the impossible, he succeeded Mourinho in the affections of the Blues faithful, and in English football he became the new ‘Special One’.

How did he do it?  The King Conte diary follows his every move, in every game, to find out; he is the central character with all of his players and staff and indeed the fans.

Departing Chelsea skipper and Stamford Bridge legend John Terry tells the story of how Conte forced his players to run for miles in pre-season, a shock to the system to his experienced squad.

Terry said: “In all my years playing, I’ve had Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Robbie di Matteo, I’ve never done the kind of running, you know like proper running.  Everything’s been with the ball. So in the past, under Mourinho, from day one pre-season, you get the balls out.

“But Conte has come in and from the start of pre-season we have done running.  This is a group that hasn’t done that for seven, eight, nine years A shock? Yeah, it was a little bit yeah but after two, three weeks of doing it the lads were going ‘physically we feel much better’.”

Conte also places more emphasis on tactics than any of the other former Chelsea managers, which has been an eye-opener for the Terry too as he takes his coaching badges.

The team has been transformed since Conte changed to a 3-4-3 formation, and it’s reaping its rewards as the Blues boss is just one win away from becoming the fourth Italian to win the Premier League – following in the footsteps of Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Claudio Ranieri.

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