Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he “doesn’t know” what it will be like to play under Antonio Conte – but admits he will have to adapt quickly.
The Blues midfielder played an interregnal part in their title-winning campaign last season, but failed to replicate such form at the start of this season.
With Chelsea just one point ahead of the relegation zone, manager Jose Mourinho was sacked, with Guus Hiddink replacing him as interim manager until the end of the season.
Hiddink will be replaced by Italy boss Conte this summer after Euro 2016, but Fabregas admits he doesn’t know what Conte’s regime will entail.
“It’s difficult to say,” said the Spaniard.
“You just want to do well always for the club but of course you have to try and impress the new manager in training, in pre-season, do what he asks you to do and always try to perform at the highest level.
“Obviously I don’t know what he’ll ask from the players tactically, but we’ll have to adapt very quickly.”
Chelsea look certain to miss out on Champions League football this season, but Fabregas is confident they will bounce back.
When asked how they can improve on their current campaign, Fabregas said: “By doing much better than what we have done, for sure.
“There are many reasons that we can find but it’s obviously a new coach, a new philosophy, a new everything really, so we’ll have to see how the team adapts.
“We will have to work hard and understand quickly what the manager wants from us and from there take off and see if we can win the league again.”