FORMER TOTTENHAM MIDFIELDER BELIEVES CONTE HAS HIMSELF TO BLAME FOR CHELSEA’S PREDICAMENT

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Chelsea are now dangerously close to missing out on Champions League qualification for next season after losing to Tottenham 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. It was the first time Spurs will taste victory at the Bridge in the Premier League – a feat they last achieved in 1990.

Former Fulham, Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy has slammed Antonio Conte after Chelsea’s defeat to Spurs, and he claims that the Blues boss should stop blaming the board and start looking at himself.

Murphy believes Conte has spent a long time criticising the board and it has affected the team.

“When you think of Cahill, Luiz and Azpilicueta, that three that won the league. Luiz he has fallen out with, by all accounts, Cahill is on the bench, why haven’t they played?” Murphy said on Match of the Day 2 after the defeat at Stamford Bridge.

“Why did he change the system to a 3-5-2 for so many parts of the season? Maybe he felt that was better for Hazard, I’m not sure.

“Even Kante, he has lost Matic, and who is helping him? Why isn’t Drinkwater starting more? For me, anyway.

“So it is not all about the transfer policy and who he hasn’t signed and who he wants to sign, he has to take some responsibility.

“Willian hasn’t started enough games, Pedro hasn’t started enough games, they are two top quality players so sometimes you have to look in the mirror, sometimes it is not always somebody else’s fault.”

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