An emboldened N'Golo Kante is confident he can adapt to a more attacking role in Chelsea's transformed playing style.
He said: "I've played in a few positions, mostly on the left of midfield last season".
According to The Sun, when asked by reporters if he would still be at Chelsea if Conte continued as manager for another year, the 30-year-old midfielder gave this frank response: "No chance. No".
Willian, Eden Hazard and David Luiz were just three names who had reportedly been unsettled by Antonio Conte's methods.
Well done, Maurizio. The tension surrounding Chelsea last season was plain to see from the outside looking.
"I know Sarri relied on him at Napoli, but again, I didn't think he was one of their best players".
Conte was replaced by fellow Italian Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge, with the new man in charge seeing Chelsea win 3-0 at Huddersfield Town in their Premier League opener on Saturday. "It will require a lot of sacrifice from us all, so that is why I have to continue moving forward as a player".
"Now the system is something different, especially the way we play now".
"The manager tells us to play, to enjoy ourselves on the pitch, with responsibility." he continued, states The Sun.
"That's why [Maurizio Sarri] talked about "fun" football".
The players struggled to get on board with the rules, and in a bid to foster a better atmosphere within the squad Sarri has abandoned Conte's orders. This is what we will try to do this season.
Willian believes the fresh tactical approach can help Sarri secure a win over fellow new Premier League boss Emery.