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Football: Antonio Conte must have can-do mentality to outwit Pep Guardiola

Blues boss needs to employ the right tactics and use City's key absentees to his advantage

Pep Guardiola was considering the world's finest managers. "Maybe he's the best," he said last April.

The object of his admiration was Antonio Conte. The eulogy was not particularly controversial. The Premier League was packed with Galactico managers but Chelsea were running away with the title.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2018, with the headline 'Conte must have can-do mentality'. Print Edition | Subscribe