Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits Roman Abramovich is a very demanding boss.

Conte discussed life in London on Sky Italia yesterday.

“Roman Abramovich is very demanding, but also very passionate about football. He wants to know everything about the sport, he often comes to training sessions, because he wants to understand it.

“There is a remarkable structure here and the figure of the manager is totally encompassing. In Italy you are the Coach, you work with various directors of sport. Here the manager is considered a central role who has to make many decisions in many different areas.

“When I arrived at Juventus, I knew the environment. I knew where to look under the rug and find the hidden dirt. Chelsea is totally new to me, so that makes it more difficult.

“There are very talented players here and a team that to a degree is already there. Talent isn’t enough, though, and must be coached to become a team.”