At least, that’s according to Chelsea defensive duo Gary Cahill and David Luiz.
The Italian manager has guided the club to the top of the Premier League following last season’s catastrophic campaign under Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink.
“The way we work now is intense”
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill
Conte has won plaudits for turning Chelsea into a disciplined and efficient winning machine.
But Cahill and Luiz revealed that their ability to execute their manager’s plans is down to plenty of hours on the training pitch.
Asked what it’s like to work with Conte, Cahill said: “Hard.
“The way we work now is intense.
“We do a lot of physical training, a lot of tactical training.”
And Luiz, who was signed by Conte last summer, added: “Very hard, he really loves football.
“He’s doing a great job but didn’t finish yet and tells us we have to keep focus.”