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Chelsea are away to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and it’s a game Chelsea manager Antonio Conte isn’t taking for granted.

Antonio Conte believes Leicester’s summer signing Harry Maguire is a rock in central defence and he possesses many of the characteristics John Terry was associated with.

“Yes I think he has the right characteristics to play for the national team for many years,” said Conte.

“To compare him with John is very difficult because John played a lot of games with national team. He was captain, he was legend for the England national football team and Chelsea.

“But Maguire has the right characteristics to follow this type of career.”

Conte also spoke about the threat of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

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He added: “Vardy and Mahrez, you must pay great attention to them and don’t forget Maguire.

“They have great experience with Morgan and Fuchs is the captain of national team. Two seasons ago they won the league so they are a very good team.”

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