Antonio Conte protects his Chelsea players to the media
Chelsea missed the chance to move 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League yesterday as they left Burnley with a 1-1 draw.
Despite failing to claim all three points at Turf Moor, Conte was still full of praise of his Chelsea players after the stalemate.
Antonio Conte reminds Danny Mills of Sir Alex Ferguson
And Conte's support of his team reminds pundit Mills of how Sir Alex Ferguson dealt with the media during his time at Manchester United.
"He deals with the press fantastically," Mills told Sky Sports.
"He's a bit like Ferguson and Mourinho back in the day where he never digs his players out.
Antonio Conte's side slipped up against Burnley
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"Whatever happens he protects his players and I think the players always appreciate that.
"And that means they give that little extra two… five per cent [in games]"
Conte took charge at Stamford Bridge in the summer and has guided the Blues to 19 wins after 25 Premier League games.