Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Celebrates With Players Following Their Impressive Form. Photos

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte raised a glass to his table-topping team over the festive period as he joined his players for a Christmas lunch last weekend. The club’s players and staff gathered at Chelsea’s Cobham training base to enjoy some turkey and Christmas crackers in another show of unity which was so scarce towards the end of Jose Mourinho’s reign at the club last season.

Blues boss Conte, who has led his team to a club record 12 consecutive Premier League victories, stood to address his troops before wishing his players and their families a merry Christmas and happy new year while raising a glass of champagne. ‘I’d like to wish you and all your families a Merry Christmas, happy New Year and… for a good season,’ he said before being applauded by everyone in the room. John Terry was seen deep in conversation with fellow veteran John Obi Mikel, while defenders Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic, and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, sat on the other side of the Blues skipper.