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Chelsea’s unbeaten run in the Champions League this season was given a dent when Roma defeated the Blues 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night.

Conte’s men are now second in the group and also nine points behind Manchester City in the Premier League.

Richard Keys believes former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be laughing at Antonio Conte right now.

He wrote in his blog: “That Chelsea dressing room dominates everything at the club. Time and again ‘it’ has seen off one coach after another. The personnel might change in there, but attitudes don’t. If they don’t like you – you’re out.

“Somehow Chelsea fly in the face of the generally accepted formula that any club looking for success must have stability in the managers’ office. Arsenal have got that and yet stutter from an occasional FA Cup win to the next. On the other hand, Chelsea have won as many trophies as they’ve had coaches in the last decade! How? It defies logic.

“What did I read after the CL defeat Tuesday? ‘Roma Ruins’ was the most popular headline. Conte told us there was ‘no fight’ in his players. Chelsea are nine points behind City in the PL. This season has been littered with red cards and surprise defeats. All of a sudden Conte’s ‘unplayable’ 3-5-2 looks very suspect.

“Jose Mourinho must be laughing his United red socks off right now. So too AVB [Andre Villas Boas], and a whole lot more ex-Chelsea coaches. Have the boys at The Bridge ‘downed tools’ again?”

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