Cesar Azpilicueta says Antonio Conte worked Chelsea hard in pre-season
Conte took charge at Chelsea in the summer and quickly put his new squad through intensive training sessions during pre-season.
And the Italian's approach appears to have worked as Chelsea sit seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table after 21 games.
Antonio Conte has guided Chelsea to top of the Premier League table
Azpilicueta said: "Antonio since the first day, his first time in England and with language, he tried to show us what he wanted.
"We train hard. He wanted to show us what he wants from this team. He always believes in us.
Chelsea train ahead of Hull clash
Fri, January 20, 2017
Express Sport brings you all the best snaps as Chelsea train ahead of their clash with Hull on Sunday
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Diego Costa was all smiles as Chelsea train before their clash with Hull
"That shows in every training session and every game."
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Chelsea go up against relegation challengers Hull next at Stamford Bridge (4.30pm) on the back of a thumping 3-0 win over champions Leicester last time out.