The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are loving life under Antonio Conte…
The Italian boss has spearheaded a remarkable turnaround at Stamford Bridge, and things appear to be getting even better.
Yet another win came at the weekend against Premier League holders Leicester City, leaving Chelsea in pole position in the English top flight – with a title challenge certainly on the horizon.
Conte was expected to impress at Stamford Bridge, but his side’s excellent form has impressed even the most optimistic of Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern – with many even drawing parallels between his early reign and that of Jose Mourinho.
Both managers came to Stamford Bridge and made an immediate impact – but it would appear as though their connections run even deeper than that.
As stated by OptaJoe on Twitter, no manager has won more points from their first 21 games as manager in the Premier League than Antonio Conte – with the Italian tied with Jose Mourinho on 52 points.
See that Tweet below…
52 – No manager has won more points from their opening 21 Premier League games than Antonio Conte (52, same as Jose Mourinho). Special. pic.twitter.com/DQiKpeoEP1
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 17, 2017
Mourinho is often looked at as the benchmark of how to make an impact in the Premier League in your first season – and so Antonio Conte is doing remarkably to be holding pace with the Portuguese boss.
Ever since Conte was appointed, parallels have been drawn between the duo – with both preferring hard working, rigid play styles and both offering a level-headed personality off the field – and it would appear that Conte is certainly following in the same path as Mourinho had in his early days in the Premier League.
The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that Conte’s spell in London will end on better terms than Jose Mourinho’s did, though…
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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