Conte’s Chelsea departure can’t be good news for Stamford Bridge duo

Chelsea have confirmed the departure of manager Antonio Conte from the club, in an official statement.

The Italian has been the boss at Stamford Bridge for the past 2 seasons, leading the Blues to an emphatic Premier League title triumph in his first season in English football. His final game came was an FA Cup final victory over Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United manager.

There were troughs amidst Conte’s peaks as Chelsea boss though, including a spat with the aforementioned Old Trafford gaffer and a perception of him having had a poor relationship with some of his own players. 

Conte’s departure is hardly a surprise, but it could have wider ramifications for some members of the squad he built.

Conte’s introduction of a wing-back system at Stamford Bridge was revolutionary for the club and kickstarted their procession to the league crown. Conte’s tactical developments repopularized the wing-back system in this country and was equally significant in the career of Marcos Alonso.

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