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Antonio Conte is known for his work during training sessions, and from when he was appointed as Chelsea manager, the Italian has always emphasised work as a yardstick for success.

Conte’s intensive sessions have been blamed by some for many of the hamstring injuries within the Chelsea squad, and Giorgio Chiellini who worked with Conte both in Juventus and the Italy national team admits training under his compatriot could leave you lifeless.

He told the Daily Mail: “It is not only in the match with Conte. It is all day, every training session.

“He is like a police sergeant. We felt something very special in his atmosphere, for three years with him at Juventus and two years in the national team.

“When you finish training, you are dead. Not tired — dead. You can do it only because you believe in what he does.

“We had 40 days in France and it was like entering another world. You are 100% with him. He creates an atmosphere, everyone gives energy to each other. For sure he is one of the very best.”

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