Date: 8th May 2018 at 5:32pm
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This Wednesday evening could, quite probably, be the last time we see Antonio Conte in the managerial dug-out, at Stamford Bridge.

Speculation has been rife, for months, the Italian will be packing his bags and saying cheerio at the end of the season.

Although this season hasn’t lived up to expectations, with our defence of the 2016 / 2017 title not being up to scratch, Conte has never lost the support of the Chelsea faithful.

Whether Chelsea are playing home or away, at some time during the game the vociferous chant of,

“Antonio, Antonio, Antonio”

Can be heard reverberating around the stands.

If a poll were carried out amongst the Chelsea support, I’m convinced that the majority would opt for Conte to remain in charge at the club.

But, that’s not how Chelsea works is it?

Those in the corridors of real power have their own agenda, their own rules and a penchant for operating a hire them and fire them policy if the standards fall slightly below those expected.

Therefore, pay close attention to Antonio, on Wednesday evening, it could, I fear, be the last time we get to see the Italian gesticulating manically from the technical area and I’m praying we get to see one last over-the-top celebration when Chelsea score, with Antonio diving into the East Stand Lower.

Is it too much to ask for?

Please feel free to leave your opinions on the above subject matter in the comments facility beneath this article.

 

19 Replies to “Conte – This Could Be The Last Time”

  • My position will depend on whether or not Chelsea qualify for champions league and win the FA cup. It will be really embarrassing to win the title last season and not be in the top four this season.

  • Conte is going no where unless the board is actually insane as I think. Give him the players he want before judging him as underachieving.

  • If not for his negativity for most of the campaign we would have challenged Man City to the end. He did so much to damage the confidence of the team. Thanks to Olivier Giroud who personally rallied his colleagues to fight back against Southampton. Having said that I would have him to complete his contract with no extension if no positive results in his last contract. He can cause a lot of damage to the team when he means to.

  • as for me the only way i would have problem with conte is when it will go trophles and not making the top four this season

  • We probably won’t make top 4, can’t depend on others to drop points .Still he is better and anyone we have been linked with .He said today his future will be announced after the FA Cup, that means he is going pretty much .We are going to regret this, i wanted him out as much as anybody,but these last few weeks have changed my mind . Sarri and Enrique are not in the same class as Conte, Jardim would be decent, but we all know from last season, he is a winner . I think if we keep him, we will hit the ground running .Lets not forget, we started the season with injuries and suspensions. Pedro lost his form, Morata and Baka struggled until recently, we went all the way back to 15/16 form before bouncing back, and Giroud certainly played a big part in that .

    • you’re right bro. Conte needs to stay. Enrique isn’t in his class at all. Chelsea has no Messi, Neymar, Suarez, Iniesta and Co that helped Enrique. what about when Enrique was with Roma? He failed woefully! Conte has to stay. The players failed us this season. Morata and Bakayoko. Hazard didn’t score much when Morata failed either. Give him good players. Matic left and wasn’t replaced. You can’t lose Costa and not replace him, no. Those two mistakes cost Chelsea this season not Conte at all.

  • If he stays, which I pretty much think he will, let the board include Frank Lampard on his coaching bench. There is need for continuity!

    • To me conte is good, but they should give him better players, then he will improve in his styles of sub. so let him stay.

  • I will be very glad if I c conte in CFc managerial seat next season blue blood is in dis man, he only have problem wit d board. Let them give him d player he want. In addition I will urge not to let Morata leave

  • Conte will have to take a lot of the blame. His war with the board regarding transfers, his attitude, behavior, complaints, bust up with players especially in the January -March period ruined our season. The season could still end well, but we should have sealed top 3 long ago. Then there’s the on pitch tactics, which became very negative, predictable. I was in the Conte camp too till december, but subsequent 3 months have ruined it for me. Seeing this late surge is even more frustrating. leading to thoughts of what could have been. No doubt Giroud in that come from behind performance against the Saints, sparked a mini revival. Rudiger has been vocal too and has been immense too. So few guys just decided to shake it up a bit, seeing the season completely going down the toilet. Conte has tinkered a bit with the lineup too. BUT his issues, all of them, still remain. He stays only if board decide to let him build a team in his image, just like Simeone, Klopp have done at a decent budget, or the PEP /Jose way which seems to be what Conte wants. To be very honest, the board underestimated his ambitions to a great extent. The relationship is broken pretty much. The board not pulling the trigger was weird, but now seems wise.

  • Comment stay,stay stay,conte should continue. all the coach u mentioned to replace him can not withstand his brain. good luck to u Chelsea.

  • Syed in all fairness, Conte himself said he “has never had a season like this “, he did not handle it well we all agree, but we also know he will not have two bad seasons in a row, he is too good for that . There is no coach on the market as good as him .

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