Conte persuaded me to join Chelsea: Kante

Conte persuaded me to join Chelsea: Kante

Conte persuaded me to join Chelsea: Kante

Conte is well aware of Chelsea's problems and already up to motivate his key players.

"He has always been very generous with every single manager that has been here and once again he has responded". Eden Hazard is arguably the heart of Chelsea squad and their success relies on his performance as well.

Chelsea begin their 2016-17 league campaign against West Ham on August 15.

Eden Hazard was perhaps the biggest culprit of this, failing to score a league goal until April the campaign after he was named PFA Player of the Year. He showed last season he's able to play with another midfielder. "We know we have to but we prefer to wait and go for our targets, rather than go with emotion and take the players who don't adapt to our idea of football".

"This is important. The mentality is important". We are very grateful and the fans should be happy. He has good technique, fantastic stamina and I like this type of player. In Chelsea, with Hazard there are many players with great talent - Diego Costa, many players.

The ESPN FC crew evaluate Antonio Conte's comments about his players' ability to reach the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. I will keep working hard and see what happens after that.

The Italian's reign got off to an underwhelming start on Saturday as Chelsea suffered a 2-0 defeat to Rapid Vienna at Allianz Stadion, with Emenalo and owner Roman Abramovich both in attendance. They are up next against Wolfsberger AC, another Austrian outfit on Wednesday.

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