That’s according to pundit Jamie Redknapp.
Conte’s men have won four out of their last five games after their 2-0 victory against Southampton yesterday.
“Conte has instilled so much hunger in this side”
Jamie Redknapp on Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
And former Liverpool star Redknapp has hailed Conte, claiming the Italian has instilled hunger in his side.
“You have only got to look at how much ground Chelsea’s players covered on Sunday to see how they are buying into Antonio Conte’s philosophy,” Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“They ran 3.5 miles further than Southampton while four players – Marcos Alonso, Nemanja Matic, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard – ran more than any member of Claude Puel’s team.
“Conte has instilled so much hunger in this side – the likes of Hazard and Diego Costa look fitter and sharper than last season.
“Neither Manchester United nor Southampton could knock Chelsea off their stride and it will take a team who are prepared to get on the front foot against them to do so.”