Antonio Conte: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best players in the world

by Tanveer Arayan

Antonio Conte insists Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best players in the world as he’s at the top of his form at Manchester United this season.

Chelsea head to Old Trafford in fine form and after losing both previous fixtures, Jose Mourinho will want to finally get one under his belt, especially as the side fight for every vital point.

Conte’s defence has conceded just 25 Premier League goals this season but the Italian is expecting problems with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has scored 28 goals in all competitions this campaign.

Speaking about the big Swede, Conte claims he’ll be a very dangerous player on the day.

“Zlatan now is at the top of his form,” said Conte. “I think he’s a great player now, a top player. He’s not only a finisher, he plays for the team. For me, he’s one of the best players in the world.

“So we must have good defensive organisation and pay great attention because, when he attacks the box, he’s very dangerous.

“Also, when he receives the ball, he’s dangerous. He’s a very dangerous player.”

United sit four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the Premier League table and must turn their results around if they have any chance of closing the gap on the top four.

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