John Mikel Obi Midfielder hails Conte’s impact at Chelsea

According to Mikel, Conte has introduced double training sessions at the club to making them fitter than last season when the finished 10th.

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Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has hailed Antonio Conte’s impact at the club since he took over as coach.

According to Mikel, Conte has introduced double training sessions at the club to making them fitter than last season when the finished 10th.

Yes, I think it played a part last season (not being fit enough),” Mikel told Goal.

John Obi Mikel play John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC via Getty Images )

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One thing is for sure, the team is a lot fitter this season. A lot of players are going to be much, much fitter and that is only going to help the team.

[Double sessions] That's the way he wants to train, that's his style, that's his way that he thinks we can win and that he thinks can get Chelsea back to where they belong. Obviously, quite a lot was made last year that a lot of the players were not fit, so the club decided to go for someone to make sure we are fit.

Antonio Conte play Antonio Conte (REUTERS)

 

The players have responded very well to him, we are going with whatever the manager wants to do in training, everyone is putting in their best and we have to keep going his way.”

Mikel is yet to make an appearance for Chelsea this season since he came back from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when he won a bronze medal with the Nigeria U-23 team.

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