During his three title winning seasons at Juventus, Antonio Conte managed numerous players, many of which were big names, like Pirlo, Buffon and Chiellini, and also players whom he turned into big names, like Paul Pogba and Leonardo Bonucci. So, it would be fair to say that Conte knows a thing or two about managing stars and improving players, as and when required.
Chelsea’s very own super star Eden Hazard, who carried Chelsea to the league title in 2014-15, had a season to forget last year, as he kept struggling with fitness issues, most significantly a nagging hip injury. He looked a shadow of himself, as he scored just 4 Premier League goals in 31 appearances. Hazard’s slump in form coincided with Chelsea’s poor results, drawing criticism from pundits, due to his attitude sometimes.
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