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Pep Guardiola coming to the Premier League and Manchester United signing Jose Mourinho seem to be the best thing to happen to the Premier League in the beginning of the season as everyone never stopped talking about the bosses in the city of Manchester.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has proved he isn’t going to play second fiddle to Guardiola and Mourinho.

“What Conte has proved in the last six months is that it was naive to think he would play second fiddle to the battle for supremacy between Guardiola and Mourinho. This, make no mistake, is one of the finest managers in the business,” Carragher wrote in Daily Mail.

“Every question that has been asked of him, Conte has responded positively.

“His three big signings have all become mainstays in the team: Kante has been remarkable and should win the PFA Player of the Year, Alonso is vital to making the 3-4-3 formation work — that system shows Conte’s tactical acumen — and Luiz has been outstanding.

“Another thing you want a manager to do is improve players — and look at Victor Moses. I never expected him to have a future at Chelsea, given he had been out on loan so much, and the levels he has shown have taken me by complete surprise. He has been excellent in his new role of right wing back.

“Then there is the way Conte has rejuvenated men such as Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Nemanja Matic and Pedro, all of whom looked to be drifting 12 months ago. His tough stance with Diego Costa, when a bid from China arrived in February, was also impressive.”

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