Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has come in for a huge amount of stick this season, and after playing Eden Hazard as a false nine against Manchester City and seeing his side play poorly and go a goal down, the critics were out.
Gary Neville made his thoughts very clear, and Conte has not made himself the most popular man on the planet with the Chelsea board after moaning about how they failed to spend the money required to keep the Blues in the Premier League title chase – despite being one of the biggest spenders in world football since Roman Abramovich took over – and it seems that he thinks his side need to be far better and the squad far deeper.
Chelsea fans and many pundits didn’t agree, with the club getting panned and the manager someone who they all blamed – for the side being out of confidence and also their awful finishing this season, with their top scorer Eden Hazard having 11 Premier League goals – nowhere near enough to see them win the title or as it stands, even get into the race for a top four spot either – and Blues fans seem to think Conte needs to go – ASAP.
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It is now obvious to me that Conte has no intention in making Chelsea to play football for the remainder of the season.
The formation and tactics are so defensive and negative that watching the match is a torture in itself.#MCICHE
— Ezeamalukwuo (@Mr_Charlze) March 4, 2018
— Ahmed Kayyal (@KayyalAhmed) March 4, 2018
Conte is useless
Conte has no plan B
Conte is tactless
Conte is cocky
Conte is a dick
Conte must go
Conte must go
— Zaddy YO! (@Lizuleeshotz) March 4, 2018
I’ve backed Conte all the way & agree the board should’ve given more support, but no excuse for setting up like this! Bring on a cf & let’s play some football ffs! #MCICHE
— Mark Levy (@MarkLev99) March 4, 2018
— Mali (@samalitim) March 4, 2018
— Nick (@norfldn) March 4, 2018
Conte out!!!!!!! I’m furious watching this nonsense!! #MCICHE
— Emperor Jay™ (@Jeffrey_JaMez) March 4, 2018
— Sean Lulker (@sjlulker) March 4, 2018
It really hurts to see what this team has become. No desire, no passion. Conte has lost the plot. He needs to go!
— Safdar Alam (@Safdar24) March 4, 2018
It gives perspective on how great @ManCity are when they absolutely run rings round a team like Chelsea – I never thought I would ever see that under Conte … Begs the question -Are City the greatest club team/Squad ever ??
— Andrew Nicholson (@Point1golfcoach) March 4, 2018
“But Conte won The league last season!1!1”
— Erik🇸🇪 (@ClassyGiroud) March 4, 2018