Chelsea suffered a disappointing defeat today as Tottenham Hotspur came from behind securing a 1-3 win, which means that Blues’ unbeaten run in London derbies at Stamford Bridge came to an end after 28 years.
We understand Antonio Conte, as well as his staff and in wider terms Chelsea’s backroom, are aware that something could change shortly. Following today’s loss to Spurs at home, Conte’s position as Chelsea manager has been subject of reflections from the club. We also understand next clash against West Ham at Stamford Bridge could be crucial as hopes for a Champions League spot are slowly fading.
Could it be the last straw of Antonio Conte’s Premier League adventure, which started precisely at home against the Hammers in August 2016?
Conte told journalists speaking after the game: “No, I’m not worried, honestly. I think that I’m giving everything this season, as well as my players. We are working very hard to try to have a good season, but I think that, in the end, we are deserving this season. It means that our value is this”.
“I repeat: my task is to work, to work and I know I work 24 hours for Chelsea. Me and my staff. This is our task. Then the club has to take the decision. But, I repeat, I’m not worried about this”.
A victory in the UEFA Champions League second-leg against Barcelona could likely have been the spark in a poor 2017/18 campaign so far.