The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are feeling a little down of late due to their recent run of form, aside from the morale-boosting win over Manchester United of late.
Prior the United game, the Blues had won two out of six matches in all competitions and the heat has been turned up at Stamford Bridge with Conte seemingly feeling it the most. With Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reportedly looking set wield his axe fairly soon, according to our punters.
Conte has been a disgruntled figure most of the season after a poor transfer window missing out on many a targe, along with losing key players like Nemanja Matic to league rivals Man United. Not many of the Blues in our bar see him sticking around for the long-term, especially with reports linking him with AC Milan.
Our glass collector says it’s mainly down to his lack of squad rotation and keeping things fresh and the curse of winning the Premier League looks like it’s fully cast its spell over the Bridge. With two out of the last two title-winning managers being sacked the season after, it seems you cannot win these days.
Our landlord thinks the owners will already have their man in mind but wants to throw out THREE more they must consider…