The former Manchester United star has heard that the Chelsea boss has his players out on the training ground focused on tactics and repetition.
And it’s this, Ferdinand believes, that is crucial to their title tilt.
Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 last night to remain seven points clear at the top of the table.
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Ferdinand told BT Sport: “What I’ve heard is Conte is so demanding of the players in terms of tactical awareness.
“He’s on the training ground doing repetition, repetition, repetition.
"When players come to games on a Saturday, to midweek, they can do this with their eyes closed.
“They’ve seen it day in, day out at the training ground.
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“It can get boring. Steven Gerrard and I have done it with England and we used to sigh.
“It was like ‘tactical, tactical, tactical’.
“But when it comes to game-time, when they’re confident and they’re winning, it comes into play.”