Chelsea legend suggests Conte can have few complaints if he's sacked

Chelsea legend suggests Conte can have few complaints if he's sacked

Conte has fuelled tensions with the Chelsea hierarchy this season by repeatedly intimating that the club showed a lack of ambition in the transfer market last summer, and he again insisted that his players have not underachieved despite a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.

Antonio Conte insisted that he can not change and warned that Chelsea will be losing a "serial winner" if they decide to let him go after winning the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.

He has not been as effective this season for Chelsea as he was past year - but none of the Blues players have been.

Hazard added that a lack of UEFA Champions League football could help Chelsea in their bid to win back the title, as it did in 2016-17.

"Unfortunately there has been only one that we have challenged for, which is now the FA Cup".

The way Chelsea kept his side out in the second half at Wembley clearly frustrated him but I would still ask the question why he waited until then to play on the front foot?

Willian only featured as a late substitute in the Cup final and started only 20 Premier League matches last season, making a further 16 appearances off the bench.

The manager said of his future: "I have a contract and I'm committed for this club".

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United were awful in the first half and offered absolutely nothing.

I don't see that as an excuse.

"My opinion of my team's performance was every defeat hurts, but for me personally it hurts less when you give everything and go without any regrets".

"I have great respect for my club".

Manchester United's problems on either wing have been very apparent throughout the season and Mourinho has recognised it as an area of concern.

"We'll see what is going to happen after the World Cup".

For some clubs, the way they play is very important.

"We'll see what's going on and I am sure the board will do what needs to be done". For example, Everton did not sack Sam Allardyce for finishing eighth, they sacked him for the style of football his team plays. If we want to change we can change our idea, but we must change many players.