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Chelsea are flying high this season under new manager Antonio Conte. The Italian has taken into his first season in the Premier League in impressive fashion, and the Blues faithful already love him and have taken to him.

The Chelsea manager revealed in an interview with Chelsea pitch owners how much he appreciates the Chelsea fans.

“They are incredible!” Conte told Chelsea Pitch Owners.

“I remember my first game against West Ham they prepared the flag with three colours, the Italy flag, the Tricolore.

“And then they showed me very soon great enthusiasm, great passion.

“For me it’s fantastic to hear my name during the game, at home or away – sometimes I’m embarrassed, but it’s fantastic.

“Honestly the first time it happened, with Everton, my assistant coach called me to tell me, ‘the crowd is singing for you’

“Then I understood ‘Antonio Antonio Antonio…’

“Away, [the fans] are incredible. In Liverpool – believe me, it is very difficult to hear the other fans, the opposition fans – and there were 3,000 of our fans, and they pushed a lot our team.”

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.