Paul Pogba played under Antonio Conte during their time together at Juventus, where they won two Serie A titles.
Now the France international is up against his former boss in the Premier League with Manchester United getting ready to face Chelsea tomorrow (4.00pm).
Conte has led Chelsea to the top of the table in his debut season at Stamford Bridge with just seven games left of the season.
Paul Pogba has claimed Chelsea have been lucky this season
Pogba worked with Conte for two years at Juventus
United on the other hand face a fight on their hands to qualify for next season's Champions League and are currently fifth in the league.
Chelsea have dominated the league since Conte changed the system to a 3-4-3 formation at the start of the season.
And Pogba paid credit to the Chelsea boss for his immediate impact in London.
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"They have a great team and everybody knows that," Pogba told MUTV.
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"When you're playing in the Premier League, you have to have a bit of luck as well but you create the luck.
"They have a manager who pushes them and they have players who want to show the world that Chelsea are still alive… Last year that didn't happen.
"But you never know, that's the beautiful thing in the Premier League. You never know what's going to happen. They've done good this season."