Antonio Conte’s burgeoning reign as Chelsea manager has encouraged the Blues in the Transfer Tavern no end, with the Italian looking to impose his tactical masterclasses in West London.
While, naturally, the West London locals will talk up the former Juventus coach’s activity in the transfer market, it is on the training ground where the 46-year old is likely to make most of his impact.
With that in mind, reports from the London Evening Standard have excited our punters this evening as the ex-Azzurri boss looks to pick up where Jose Mourinho went so badly wrong.
One of the major disappointments of the Portuguese’s second reign in charge was undoubtedly Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado.
The Colombian was a big money signing in January 2015, though could not find his feet under the 53-year old and was quickly farmed out on loan to the Old Lady.
While his Blues career looked dead and buried prior to Conte’s arrival, the Chelsea chief has announced he sees a future for the 28-year old.
“With Juan Cuadrado, in my idea of football I love the role of the winger when doing a one-v-one,” Conte said following the preseason win over Liverpool.
“Cuadrado is one of these. I am pleased to train him and when today you can have a substitution of Cuadrado and Pedro to replace Willian and Moses, it is good for Chelsea.”
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