‘Frank Lampard’, ‘Got to be LVG’ – Chelsea fans name their ideal Antonio Conte successor on Twitter

The Chelsea fans were drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern last night after they watched their side crumble to a 4-1 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road.

The current Premier League champions would have harboured genuine ambitions of defending their crown at the beginning of the campaign, but after 26 fixtures their title hopes are in tatters and they look destined for an intense battle to finish inside the top-four. Chelsea’s players have failed to match the standard that is expected of them on the field so far this season, but events taking place off the field have certainly contributed to their struggles.

Antonio Conte is certainly not shy of voicing his opinion in the mainstream media, and he has demonstrated that by consistently slating the Chelsea hierarchy for their policy within the transfer market.

Tensions away from the field appear to be negatively impacting on the Chelsea players, to the extent where Conte’s future appears increasingly less secure with every passing fixture.

After falling to their second successive defeat in the Premier League last night, Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones directly asked the Chelsea fans who they would like to see take charge at Stamford Bridge in the event of Conte’s departure.

The tweet provoked plenty of suggestions from the supporters which varied from the obvious candidates such as Carlo Ancelotti and Maurizio Sarri, to more audacious suggestions such as Arsene Wenger, Brendan Rodgers and Frank Lampard.

And a handful of supporters took the opportunity to slate the Chelsea board and urge them to convince Conte to remain at Stamford Bridge beyond the season.

Here’s what the Chelsea supporters had to say about their ideal replacement for Antonio Conte on Twitter…

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