Antonio Conte Chelsea boss makes surprise appearance at staff Christmas party

Staff like the receptionists, security personnel and caterers were pleasantly surprised to see Conte at their Christmas party.

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Antonio Conte play Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte made a surprise appearance at staff's Christmas party (AFP/File)
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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is doing all he can to raise team spirit at the club as he made a surprise appearance at the staff’s annual Christmas party.

Chelsea staff are used to not seeing a manager attend their Christmas party since Carlo Ancelotti.

Staff like the receptionists, security personnel and caterers were pleasantly surprised to see Conte at their Christmas party.

There were expecting just a video goodwill message from Conte but the manager was there in person to thank them for their contributions to the club.

Antonio Conte play Antonio Conte gave a 'thank you' speech and stay at the party for almost two hours (AFP/File)

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The Italian was given a rousing ovation after delivering a speech in person and staying nearly two hours to mingle with staff.

Chelsea are currently on a winning streak stretching 11 goals and are nine points ahead on the Premier League table.

Diego Costa headed their only goal as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to maintain their winning run.

They next host Bournemouth on Boxing Day, before making a trip to Stoke City on New Year's Eve.

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