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Antonio Conte is the only manager that beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a title race so far and the Italian coach wants to repeat himself also this year.

The Swedish striker won five leagues out of six while playing in the Serie A, and the only one he didn’t win was the 2011/2012, when Conte won his first Scudetto with Juventus, beating Milan in the last fixtures.

The new Blues boss hopes history can repeat with Chelsea vs Manchester United this year:

“As a coach it was the first championship of my career with Juventus. 

“It was fantastic because we started the season as the underdog and the press had us down for sixth or seventh place in the table.

“I remember that Milan had Zlatan Ibrahimovic and it was the only season that he didn’t win the championship.

“I hope that in this coming season, it is the same again!”

 

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been taking English lessons for a year but has admitted he wants to improve it a lot.

The 47-year-old said: “For me, I have to improve my English a lot. When we go back to London, I will start English lessons. I think it’s very important to find the way to explain, to speak.”

“There are many different people who don’t understand English but I think for the manager it’s important and I studied before to improve my English.”

“Now I want to restart. I thought in these days, in Austria and now in America, can I have the time to study? No.”

Then Conte added: “Every minute is for the team and to prepare, to study the video for the game, of the training session, to see the right position, the right movement, the defence situation, the attack situation.”

“And for these reasons, to find a minute to study English is very, very difficult. When we go back to London, I will have the morning or the afternoon to study. I want to improve.”

 

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed: “My voice is important to call and talk to the players. During games it can be very difficult for my throat, but it is important for me to make them understand me”.

“Especially when starting new work together. When I started coaching I sometimes used a megaphone.”

Then, speaking about Chelsea’s pre-season, he added: “Obviously we have to improve,” 

“After the training session, video analysis. You can see the good and the bad, show players how to improve. Not because I want to find blame. Sometimes 20 or 30 minutes of video is more important than three training sessions.”

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Some Chelsea players have enjoyed their free-day attending a baseball game between Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins at the Target Field Stadium in Minnesota.

Thibaut Courtois, Asmir Begovic, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta have all been pictured on the terraces of the stadium.

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After the game, Minnesota Twins’ official Twitter account have thanked Chelsea for their attendance:

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa and Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos had a conversation before the clash in the International Champions Cup yesterday night.

The Spanish forward has been heavily linked with a move to his former side Atletico Madrid despite Los Colchoneros have just signed Kevin Gameiro from Sevilla.

“Why don’t you come back to Madrid? They won’t let you?” Ramos asked to the Chelsea star before opening his   eyes wide.

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Inter Milan have made a transfer enquiry with Chelsea over the availability of Oscar, according to SkySport24 .

The attacking-midfielder is said to be considering a move away from Stamford Bridge after the last disappointing season in Premier League, then the Nerazzurri have reportedly made him a top target after failing to land Sporting Lisbon star Joao Mario to San Siro on a £35m move.

Oscar ownership is reportedly esteemed around £25m.

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Chelsea are ready to bid £12m for PSV Eindhoven and Colombian international defender Santiago Arias, according to reports in England.

The 24-year-old could be a suprise addition for the Chelseas squad but new boss Antonio Conte wants to give quality and variety to the Blues.

Conte think that Arias can play on either side of the defence throughout pre-season.

Apparently Santiago Arias has joined a top agency and he expressed the desire to find a club in England, while Chelsea scouts have monitored him during the Copa America in USA last month.

 

 

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Baba Rahman is currently undergoing a medical to join Schalke 04 on a season-long loan as Chelsea and the Bundesliga side have reached a deal, according to SkySports.

The Ghana international left-back joined Chelsea from Augsburg on a £23.5m deal last summer but struggled to break into the starting XI during his first season at Stamford Bridge.

The 22-year-old, who made just 15 appearances with the Blues, is now set to try a new experience in the Bundesliga.

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With the future of main Chelsea striker Diego Costa uncertain, the Blues are still in the market to sign Everton front-man Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte seems desperate to land the Belgian after the Daily Mail reported he is ready to make an improved offer in the coming days.

The Toffees rejected an offer of £57m and are said to be holding out for £75m.

However, Conte is hoping that a bid of £60m will persuade Everton to let the 23-year-old leave.

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