Antonio Conte heaped praise on Diego Costa following his impressive performances for Chelsea this season, but also said the striker can still improve. Costa, who is a key member of Conte's Blues, is the leading goalscorer in the Premier League after scoring the winner in Chelsea's 1-0 home win over West Brom on Sunday. "Diego is playing the season in a fantastic way and I'm pleased for him and the fans," Conte told the media. "He's showing great patience in the right way. He's very focused on football, making the right movements and attacking the space. But I think he can improve."
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"We are ready to face a lot of games in a few days. We are working very hard to face this Christmas period. Now it's important to start in the right way," the Italian told the club's official website. "It's a new experience for me and my family. Usually over the Christmas period I'm used to having a break with my family, but now it's fantastic to have this experience, to play during the Christmas period in a new country. "In the past I always watched the English games in this period on TV, and now to live this atmosphere is fantastic."