Antonio Conte wants instant success and is exactly what Chelsea need, says Cesc Fabregas

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Cesc Fabregas says it's been a tough season for Chelsea and they let former manager Jose Mourinho down

Antonio Conte wants to win trophies "straight away" at Chelsea, and his style is exactly what the club need next season, insists Cesc Fabregas.

The Italian will leave his national team post in the summer to join Chelsea, replacing interim manager Guus Hiddink.

Chelsea, out of contention for the top four, may struggle to attract Europe's finest players without the lure of Champions League football, but Fabregas says Conte will not use any excuses and will want instant success at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte
Image: Conte will take charge of Chelsea after Euro 2016

The Spaniard said on Monday Night Football: "From what I've heard, and it's probably proved by so many professionals talking about him, he's disciplined, he's a winner and he's a competitor.

"That's what we need. Someone that will always be on our back to push us and make us work hard, teaching us new things; the things he wants to do and achieve.

"All I know is that he wants to win straight away. No more transition, no more excuses. He wants to win and for that we'll have to be prepared from day one."

Cesc Fabregas goes up against Kevin De Bruyne this weekend
Image: Fabregas is looking forward to the Italian's arrival

Conte won three Serie A titles with Juventus before resigning in 2014 and the guided the Italian national team to an unbeaten European Championship qualification campaign, winning seven and drawing three of their 10 matches.

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Italy have been drawn in Group E for the finals, along with Belgium, Sweden and Republic of Ireland, and Chelsea fans can get a glimpse of his playing style in the summer, which Fabregas revealed he has already studied.

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"I love football and I've been studying a little bit what he does with his previous teams. I played against his Italy recently and it's really interesting.

"You can see that he loves offensive football and you can see that tactically his teams are so well organised."

 A dejected Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea applauds the home fans
Image: The Spanish midfielder says the club's players let Jose Mourinho down

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December after last season's Premier League champions suffered a poor first five months to the season.

But Fabregas insists the players at Chelsea let Mourinho down, and that the Portuguese manager's biggest downfall was handing too much freedom to the squad having won the league by eight points last term.

Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea reacts
Image: Mourinho was sacked in December after a poor first five months to the season

"A lot has been said, and many wrong things about that situation. I love Jose and consider him even my friend, we still keep in touch now and some of the things said were unfortunate.

"I think his biggest problem was that he trusted us too much. He gave us more holiday because we were champions, he believed in us more, trusted us more, and we let him down. The whole team, all the players.

"That was the main reason why at the end he had to go. And for that, myself and all the team, will feel bad for him."

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