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Davide Zappacosta and Antonio Conte aren’t strangers, as the Italy international played under the Chelsea boss when he was the head coach of Italy national team.

Zappacosta, who joined Chelsea in the summer has hailed the Chelsea boss as a complete manager and has revealed just how much Conte gets his team prepared for games.

He told the official Chelsea website: “The manager gives a lot to the players and, quite rightly, expects a lot in return. He is what I would call a complete manager. He can help you in terms of your morale, mentally and also tactically in terms of what you should be doing on the pitch.

“He provides you with all of the information you need to ensure that you are in the best possible position to play your best. I have to say that he is a complete manager and I am happy to be able to work with him.”

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