Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte blamed for Chelsea’s loss to Manchester City

Chelsea 0 – Manchester City 1

Manchester City picked up a huge win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side continued their impressive form this season with a fine attacking display against the Premier League champions.

Kevin De Bruyne bagged the only goal of the game in the second half with a fine left footed strike past international team mate Thibaut Courtois.

It was a slick goal deserving of winning any game.

And, Chelsea could have few complaints, since Manchester City looked threatening up until scoring the winner.

Was Antonio Conte to blame for Chelsea’s loss to Manchester City?

Despite winning the Premier League in his first season in charge, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is taking quite a lot of flack for losing to Manchester City.

Whilst some have criticised the fact Michy Batshuayi was not introduced for the injured Alvaro Morata, many others felt Conte prepared for a defeat long before kick off.

Conte was unhappy that the game was scheduled on Saturday with his side playing at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.

At least one more day’s rest for Manchester City

In comparison, Manchester City played at home to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

By constantly banging on about the lack of rest his players were afforded, Conte ensured his players had a ready made excuse.

And, as is pointed out on the video below from Sunday Supplement, Conte was complaining about the September schedule ever since the fixtures were released in the summer.

Antonio Conte usually bounces back in style…

This criticism comes as rumours emerge that Antonio Conte will leave Chelsea at the end of the 2017/2018 season.

Critics of Conte would do well to remember that Chelsea suffered at this time last season, losing in successive games to Arsenal and Liverpool.

The Blues then bounced back with a 13-game winning run that eventually propelled them to win the Premier League.

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