CHELSEA FANS PONDER: CAN CONTE LEAD US FOR ANOTHER SEASON?

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So much has been made of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea fate following yet another calamitous campaign.

His first season was a monumental success, considering where he took off from, and everyone sort of thought he’d build on that success, but he has completely failed every expectation with Chelsea struggling for a Champions league spot.

Chelsea is out of every major competition, except the FA Cup, and even that isn’t yet guaranteed to sit on our trophy cabinet this term.

Critics predicted Conte would be sacked long before now, and I honestly feared he would, however he has made it this far. I don’t know exactly why that is, but it sure looks like Roman has suddenly grown more tolerant. A lot of people want the Italian out, but the board think otherwise, and to be honest, he might be here come 2018/19.

Obviously, if he stays, there’d have to be a great reason for that, but from the team’s and fan’s perspective, would it be a healthy decision?

We have suffered from a very demoralising season, and I’m not sure maintaining the status quo is best for us. We need something new; a morale booster, to turn things around.

From the players point of view, do they seem particularly at peace with Conte? Conte’s issues with some players have been well-documented.

Conte’s managerial prowess has never been in doubt, but it looks like he needs to reflect and reinvent himself all over again.

The board and Roman will ultimately make their decision, but I hope that whatever it is, it’s in the best interest of the club.

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.