Antonio Conte is no doubt one of the best managers in the sport. He proved that a few months ago when he led us to the title in what is regarded by many as one of our finest campaigns in recent times. Even before he came to England, his history in management was always positive and inspiring. Back to back Serie A titles, and a fine run with Italy at the 2016 European Championships were part of the things that endeared him to Chelsea fans all over.
However like Mourinho before him, the 2nd season blues seem to be plaguing him. After a handful of games this term, we have lost 3 games. That is almost half the number we lost in the past season, and as expected Chelsea fans are getting worried. The latest loss for Chelsea was to Italian club, AS Roma, which put us behind them on the table, and still in need of a win to seal a place in the next round of the UEFA Champions League. It’s not a fine situation for Chelsea at the moment, and fears are growing even bigger. Is there really a crisis on the team or the injury problems are the challenge? Moses is still sidelined, as is Kante; two of our finest players. I saw us against Roma, it was a completely poor outing, reminiscent of their visit to the Bridge. Bakayoko and Fabregas seem to be unfit for each other, and there isn’t the same smoothness that once showed in our play.
These are indeed trying times for Antonio Conte but I trust Conte to turn things around and I hope the board backs him during this trying period. This isn’t the time to seek who to blame but work together and find a solution. The players haven’t performed to their high standards last season but as fans of this amazing club, we should give them all our support and make them know we are with them – whether the team wins or not.
Former Chelsea boss and current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho would be at Stamford Bridge this weekend with his Manchester United team and he would definitely be happy to play Chelsea at this moment. Chelsea need a win against Manchester United to keep our slim title hopes alive and I expect every fan to back the team on Sunday.
Win or lose, we should support Conte.