CESC FABREGAS has hailed Antonio Conte, insisting he’s put the perfect winning mentality into the Chelsea squad.
The Blues are running away with the Premier League title race, currently holding a ten point advantage over their rivals.
They take on West Ham on Monday night with a great chance to lay another finger on the top-flight trophy.
Fabregas believes Conte is the reason behind Chelsea’s superb form this season because he is always pushing his team for more.
The 29-year-old Spanish midfielder said: “He’s very demanding in that he wants to win.
“He puts the word ‘win’ in our brain nearly every day – win, win win. Improve, improve, improve.
“That’s a mentality we have to follow. That’s very important.”
Fabregas added: “In football you can be the best in the world, you can play with the best in the world, you can have played 1000 games or scored 1000 goals, but the most beautiful thing about football is that you can always improve.
“You are doing what you love. Obviously there are hard moments. Not everything is fantastic.
“You have to be ready for that, but there is something about the ups and downs football gives you that is the reason why we love this sport so much. Even the difficult moments make you stronger and better.
“To always have the mental strength to overcome them is fantastic, and to be on top of the game for so many years, since a very young age, makes me proud.”