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Ahead of the new Premier League season, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed he is pleased with the commitment from the players.

“Honestly, I’m pleased because we are working very well with the team and this group of players,” Conte said.

“Their commitment is incredible, even better than last season and I’m very happy because these players are working so hard. We are trying to improve.

“I don’t know if this season will be more difficult than last season. For sure, we are champions and we have to face every game in the right way. The other teams will try to put 120 per cent in against us so we have to pay great attention in every game, have the right approach and play with the right intensity.

“I think when you start a new season it’s very important to think about ourselves and not others. To assess the other teams is not important for us. We know very well in England there are six top teams ready to fight for the title, that’s normal, and I think this season that will happen.”

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