Antonio Conte Looks To Be On Borrowed Timed At Chelsea

When a Chelsea manager watches on as his team lose 3-0 at home to AFC Bournemouth and then 4-1 away to Watford, then he probably starts to think his time might be up.

Roman Abramovich has never been scared to pull the trigger and sack a boss if he thinks that manager has lost the dressing room. If the Russian watched as his team capitulated at Vicarage Road, then you can imagine he was looking a prospective new bosses with Luis Enrique and Carlo Ancelotti both free at the moment.

Antonio Conte looks a beaten man at the moment and to be honest he has seemed settled at Stamford Bridge for a while now.

After the game, Antonio stated:

“I hope that, tonight, for once you understand me. I’m not worried. I’m not worried about my job.”

I don’t think he’s that foolish not to understand that his position is now on the line. Maybe it’s a case he no longer wants to be in London!

Last season was fantastic as he managed to guide them to the Premier League title. When everyone was talking about Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, it was Conte who would end up on top.

But alarm bells started ringing when he signed a new deal but it wasn’t an extension, it was just an increase in wages. That didn’t look like long term thinking or a sign of happiness that things were working well internally.

In the last two transfer windows, Conte has been constantly moaning about the lack of transfers. When players have come in, the Italian hasn’t been enthusiastic when discussing his new recruits. That must have an impact on the team.

The way the coach has handled David Luiz and Diego Costa has seen criticism being directed at the Blues boss. People felt it was all aired out in public and that unsettled the title winning squad.

A lot of Chelsea supporters are wondering why more youngsters aren’t getting game time at the Bridge. The first team side could be freshened up with some young faces being introduced.

Last night, Conte decided against starting new signing Oliver Giroud even though they had no natural hitman up-top. If the striker was fit, which he was then why not start him? Eden Hazard looked brighter when he was deployed in a deeper position and off of Giroud.

Chelsea have hit a slump and at the moment Antonio Conte doesn’t seem to have the answers that will solve his club’s problems.

If it wasn’t for Hazard, then Chelsea wouldn’t be in the top four and if the current run continues then they won’t be in those vital positions come the end of the season.

Things need to change at Stamford Bridge. Whether it’s the manager or the manager’s approach, that will be down to the Chelsea hierarchy and the Italian himself.

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