Antonio Conte's fury at underperforming Chelsea players including yawning Kenedy

Aubrey Yates
November 3, 2017

Conte reacted furiously last week to speculation he could be sacked following reports that his players had complained to former assistant coach Steve Holland about Conte's intensive training sessions.

Conte has undoubtedly been hindered by injuries to key players this term, but this is part and parcel of being a football manager, and something that happens to all bosses. He gets results. We saw that last season.

"We know, you know and I know that it is tough when you are involved in the Champions League".

"But this year because of the Champions League we are not having that much time because every three days... you can not play on the Wednesday, play Saturday and then it is Thursday - and what?"

Having been beaten by Roma in the Champions League last night, the focus switches back to domestic matters this weekend, with the Blues looking to secure a third consecutive Premier League victory.

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Fabregas and his Chelsea team-mates have been accused of turning against their manager before, with the Spaniard forced to deny claims two years ago that he led a rebellion created to oust Jose Mourinho.

Whenever Roman Abramovich makes a decision on a Chelsea manager's future, barely anyone bats an eyelid, any more, with the Russian oligarch going through nine managers (although Jose Mourinho was sacked twice) in his 13 years in charge of the club.

'I still wonder myself sometimes, ' he replied when asked how Chelsea went from title winners to, at one stage, relegation candidates. "You go to bed sometimes and think about many things, sometimes you can not sleep.... and sometimes, still it bothers me", the Spaniard said. We will play at home and there was disappointment for our fans against Roma because they tried to push us from the start until the end.

'It will not be easy but I think we need to have a good performance.

"He is the type of manager I'd have loved to have played for".

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