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Antonio Conte’s job might be on the line after Chelsea were beaten at Vicarage Road 4-1 by a Watford side that were yet to win a league game this year.

However, Thibaut Courtois believes Conte has what it takes to rescue the team and that he shouldn’t be sacked.

Courtois said: “We had some good games, a lot of draws and two losses and we have to find our form from before the new year again, and hopefully it will get better.

“We believe in him [Antonio Conte] and we believe in our team. We have two bad results and we just try to get back, regroup and just continue. We showed that we wanted to fight even with 10 men and that shows we have character, but when you lose twice like that it is not good and there are questions raised, but we go back to training with the manager, and training well and turn this situation around.

“Obviously we are disappointed with the two results we have had in the last week, obviously it is not good but we have to regroup in training, have heads high and continue the hard work and just continue what we were doing. We have now two bad losses but we are a team with the manager, and everyone is positive about that, and we will try to do our best to win next week.

Courtois also thanked the Chelsea fans for their support despite such a terrible game.

He said: “We have to say thank you to the fans as well who for 96 minutes they were singing and supporting the team, when we were losing as well.”

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