Conte, Hazard Win Manager, Player Of The Month Award
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been named the English Premier League Manager of the Month for October.
Conte saw off competition from Mark Hughes, Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger to take the prize following a brilliant month for the blues who won all four of their games scoring 11 goals without conceding any.
He is the sixth Chelsea manager to win the award after Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Carlo Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez.
“It’s a great honour and I will share this with my players and the club,” Conte said. “It is the first time I work in another country with a different culture, and when you want to bring your own philosophy it is not easy, but now I am glad for this choice.”
The basis for this was a tactical tweak to a 3-4-3 formation which brought 11 goals, four clean sheets and a maximum return of 12 points with victories at Hull City and Southampton, a 3-0 home success over Leicester City and a 4-0 triumph over Manchester United.
Before the turnaround, Chelsea won only a point in September.
The winner was decided by a combination of votes from a panel of experts and the public.
Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard was also named the Player of the Month for October.
Hazard’s brilliant form last month included goals against Leicester City, Manchester United and Southampton.
He is the first Chelsea player to win the award since Diego Costa in August 2014.
It is also the first time Hazard has claimed the monthly award and the 17th time for a Chelsea player.
He continued his great start to the season in October with three goals and an assist. He created seven chances for team-mates and completed 17 dribbles.
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