10-man Chelsea lost to Watford on Monday night
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s job is hanging on a thread. Yesterday evening, Chelsea suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Vicarage Road. As a result of this disastrous performance, the Chelsea board will discuss Conte’s future today. Rumours already have mentioned Luis Enrique and Maurizio Sarri as possible replacement. Nonetheless, for Conte it was a usual day at the office. Also, with one particular, surprising decision…
The Italian manager, who is renowned for his tough training regime, decided to give his players a three day break. This decision comes at the back of a hard period for Chelsea and after players complained about the workload of Conte’s training sessions. Moreover, with this decision Conte hopes to soften his relation with his players. Chelsea will return to the pitch next Monday as they host West Bromwich Albion in the Premeir League.
Conte’s emotional press conference
Following the game’s final whistle, Conte released a gutsy reaction to questions about his future. In fact, the Italian dared the Chelsea hierarchy to sack him.
“No, I’m not worried. I’m not worried about my job,” the Chelsea manager said.
“I work every day, and I give 120 per cent. Okay? If this is enough, it’s okay.
“Otherwise, the club can take a different decision. But I’m not worried. Tomorrow is another day. I can be the Chelesa coach or not. Which is the problem? My soul is clear.
“I go to sleep without a problem that maybe, maybe, I could do this or that. I try to do everything. If it’s not good, the club can make a different decision. Life goes on.
“To play football in a great club, it means you must have a personality because it’s simple to play when there is the confidence.
“Especially in this type of moment, you can see who is (ready to play) for a great club. To play with personality and also to risk something.”
After the break and the West Brom match, Chelsea will play Hull City for the FA Cup. After that they will play against Barcelona in the Champions League and Manchester United right after that.