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Antonio Conte’s job at Chelsea is no longer safe, after the Blues were thrashed at the Vicarage Road on Monday night against a Watford side that have been struggling for form.

With Chelsea struggling this season after winning the league last season, former Chelsea midfielder and assistant manager Ray Wilkins has hit out at the club’s decisions in the transfer market and believes former technical director Michael Emenalo was at fault for letting go of Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic.

Asked why the Italian hasn’t been given more power in the transfer market, Wilkins told talkSPORT: “I don’t know.

“If you’re paying a man as much as Chelsea are paying Conte, his knowledge is far superior to someone like Michael Emenalo, who they brought in to do that job.

“The manager’s knowledge is far superior. He knows the players he wants to bring in.

“The squad is weaker this season than the one that won the league last year. No Diego Costa, no Nemanja Matic – it’s been a massive blow to Conte.

“I believe it was Michael who made the changes. To actually swap Matic with Bakayoko?

“They should have brought in Morata to play alongside Costa and they should have signed Bakayoko just to play every now and again.

“He is 23 years of age and he came in from the French league, which is a bit of a doddle.”

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