Things have spiraled out of control for the Italian tactician in London.
From hero to zero? Reports out of England suggest Monday evening’s 4-1 defeat to Watford may have been Conte’s last time in command of the Blues.
Bookies at various English betting sites have suspended bets on his potential firing, often indicating the sack is near.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, the under-fire gaffer did not hold back his feelings.
“We played badly, but perhaps I messed up something in the starting eleven. It’s been very difficult to change things, I’ve had very few choices at my disposal. My position has not changes, I’m staying here and I’ll continue to work hard and put all of myself in the work I do.
“The pressure? What pressure? I work and if this is enough, then it’s fine, otherwise the club will have to make another decision.”
Chelsea has not won a Premier League match in the new year, including heavy defeats to Bournemouth and Watford in successive matches.