Although the players are not doing much on the pitch to help Conte’s cause, they have his back in the locker room.
There’s a reason many players hold the highest respect for Antonio Conte, some have even been quoted saying they would run through a brick wall for the Italian manager.
For now, the Blues will take their time and have chosen to keep Conte at the helm given the fact there are several key fixtures right around the corner. Despite Monday’s 4-1 beating at the hands of Watford FC, Roman Ambrovich isn’t inclined [yet] to give him the ax.
Captain Gary Cahill told reporters in the mixed zone on Monday evening he didn’t feel Conte was to blame for the club’s downward spiral.
“Whatever is decided, the players have to take responsibility…The manager has done an absolutely unbelievable job,” Cahill stated.
“We just need to keep strong. I’ve been here before at this club – it’s about staying calm. It hurts a lot when you come off after a performance like that.”
Given Chelsea’s status, there are a number of high profile potential successor’s to Conte’s seat, including Luis Enrique or Maurizio Sarri, currently employed by Napoli
Chelsea are in fourth place in the Premier League, only six points behind second place Manchester United.
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