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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed he thrives off the pressure that comes with being Chelsea manager.

Speaking to Italian media outlet Mediaset Premium following the Barcelona draw, Conte said: “It’s partly to do with the history of Chelsea, it’s unavoidable.

“In the past 14 years there have been 10 changes of manager. Clearly when there is – and I say this in quotation marks – that kind of custom then the press play on it a lot, especially when results don’t materialise.

“This year there’s been a lot of pressure. After the first defeat to Burnley there were people talking about the sack and about a change on the Chelsea bench but that’s because of the history here.

“Chelsea are talked about a lot by the press but for me that’s absolutely not a problem. I just hope that pressure doesn’t affect the players, whereas I like pressure.”

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