Manchester United legend Roy Keane deemed Chelsea’s squad ‘unprofessional’ for their behaviour in recent seasons.
There have been reports of some Chelsea stars ‘downing tools’ before Jose Mourinho lost his job back in 2015 and Manchester United legend Keane slammed the ‘shocking’ treatment of the club’s recent managers.
Speaking about speculation surrounding Conte’s future on ITV Sport, Keane said: “These Chelsea lads are so unprofessional.
“When they go and win the league and the last few years, they downed tools under different managers. It’s shocking behaviour.”
However, Conte has leapt to the defence of his players and insisted that they have been fully committed to the cause this season.
Asked if he agreed with Keane’s strong criticism, Conte responded: ‘”No, as you know very well, in every moment I underline the commitment of the players.
“I think that in this year and a half we’ve had a great mentality.
“In every training session I see great commitment and great behaviour. In this aspect I’m very happy.”