Up to you: Why Abramovich simply must back Conte this week or risk losing Chelsea boss

Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping to see a bit of backing for the manager in this winter window.

After the summer window disaster in which Chelsea struggled to tie down many of their targets, many of the regulars in the bar were hoping to not see a repeat performance in this winter window. Although they secured the signing of Ross Barkley early on, since then, Antonio Conte again looks a frustrated figure.

Following a couple of injuries, Conte must fear a repeat of the early season threadbare situation that rocked their campaign. Many of the punters in the back of the bar think that it’s time Roman Abramovich backed the manager in the window for fear of him leaving in the future.

Chelsea seem to have taken a different path in recent seasons to the money throwing club they used to be and that in turn is having a knock-on effect. Our landlord takes a deeper look at why Chelsea owner Abramovich needs to sanction some new signings or fear Conte walking away…

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