Conte and Simeone focus more on tactics than Mourinho - Courtois

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Thibaut Courtois claims current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte places greater emphasis on tactics than his predecessor Jose Mourinho. The Belgium international also considers the Italian coach to spend more time on game management than Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone - who he spent three years working under during productive loan spells - and his former national team manager Marc Wilmots.

Conte knows how to get the best out of a setup involving three defenders and tweaked the playing staff at Stamford Bridge over the summer accordingly in order to fit that particular mould.

He said, "Conte is the one that works most tactically. Then there is Simeone, then Mourinho and finally Wilmots."

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