January signing told incredible Antonio Conte news by club chiefs

Doug Mendoza
February 12, 2018

He is fed up with the rumours of his future and the continued silence from the club. I think they'd be mad if they didn't. I have to learn a lot from the other managers, in that aspect. I can learn a lot in that aspect.

'In my opinion, you continue to work with a manager or coach not because of what he achieves in one season, but because you trust in him, ' Conte said ahead of Chelsea's game against West Brom. It is thought that the team would take the opportunity to have a proper break having played two games every week since mid-November. My task is this.

"But I'm very happy. But I understand that we have to live with this pressure, and it's OK for me and my players". Does Conte really have any realistic option other than to trust the players who have gotten him this far?

Chelsea's underwhelming form since the turn of the year is threatening to turn into a crisis after two defeats in a row by three-goal margins against lesser opposition.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have outspent Chelsea for the last five seasons, when accounting for player sales against player purchases, and now have a 22-point lead over the champions in the Premier League.

Chelsea have recently been given time off, with Conte allowing the players a three-day break instead of the usual one day after the Watford defeat.

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Andreas Christensen has arguably been our player of the season alongside Eden Hazard, whereas Marcos Alonso is a genuine goal-threat from left-wing-back.

The friction between the manager and board will hasten his exit, with the 48-year-old Italian set to leave at the end of the campaign - if not before. It's right to look at the stats, but we have to take the stats in the right way. Because, for sure, if they want to try and win, the most important thing is to have good players. Last season, our work allowed us to reach an incredible target. "Then you build something with him", Conte said in a press conference.

Pardew has won just once in his 12 league games in charge since replacing Tony Pulis in November with Albion victorious just three times in the top flight this term.

"We are not fighting relegation as many seem to think we are".

"I don't think anyone trusted us to win the title this season".

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