It is a season that Chelsea will want to forget in a hurry, as they saw their defence of the Premier League title fail to lift off from the beginning, whilst a number of problems continue to swirl around Stamford Bridge heading into next year’s campaign.
After winning his third consecutive Champions League winners’ medal, Zinedine Zidane shocked the footballing world by resigning just five days after Los Blancos’ 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Kiev. Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino were the original front-runners but with both managers ruling themselves out, the Spanish giants turned to Antonio Conte.
Despite picking up the Players’ Player of the Season accolade at the end of season awards at Stamford Bridge, last season wasn’t Willian’s best since his arrival in London. After spending a lot more time on the bench than he would’ve expected, the Brazilian has admitted it was ‘difficult‘ as it was something he hasn’t had to get used to.
Chelsea really do not know what they are doing this summer, do they? The Blues are coming off the back of one of their worst seasons since Roman Abramovich bought the club, but things could be getting a whole lot worse for the club.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has admitted that he is not surprised that Antonio Conte’s spell in charge of Chelsea appears to be coming to an end.
Ever since Chelsea got their hands on the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season, there has been talk about Antonio Conte losing his job as Blues manager. Despite their FA Cup triumph last week, a fifth-place finish in the league is expected to be enough for the board to sack the Italian.
It’s been a season for Chelsea that can only be described as underwhelming and as is the way with modern football, a below-par campaign often results in the manager losing his job. That’s the harsh truth for Antonio Conte despite his fantastic influence over last season’s Premier League title-winning side.
Antonio Conte is not expected to see the summer through as Chelsea boss following the end to their devastating season and the media have been speculating in their droves about who could be the potential successor to try to rectify the problems they have had.
A substandard Premier League season has ended in the worst possible way for Chelsea as they confirmed their place in the Europa League next term with a truly awful 3-0 loss against Newcastle.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has sought to rationalise the defending champions’ poor season as he prepares his team for a final attempt at claiming a top-four finish. The Blues travel to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle United on Sunday before bringing down the curtain on 2017 /18 with the FA Cup final vs Man United next weekend.
Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo has said that he could one day become a football manager, thanks to the influence of current Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
Chelsea managed to keep up the pressure on Liverpool and Tottenham in their unlikely race for a top-four finish with a win over Swansea on Saturday afternoon. However, it was an extremely narrow victory as Cesc Fabregas’ sweet strike in the third minute separated the sides.
Chelsea look set to make a number of changes in the summer after a disappointing season and Antonio Conte is one of those that is widely thought to be heading out of Stamford Bridge.
Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique would prefer moving to Arsenal over Chelsea, according to reports.
In one of football’s worst kept secrets, Antonio Conte is believed to be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season. However, it has been revealed that the pay-off he would be owed is making the situation all that more difficult.
The end of the season is fast approaching and change is expected at Chelsea during the summer. However, the Blues are heading into the period severely unprepared.
Chelsea have sounded out Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as a candidate to replace Antonio Conte at the end of the season, according to reports.
Former Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly has urged the club’s owner Roman Abramovich to keep faith in manager Antonio Conte beyond the end of the season.
If Antonio Conte’s latest comments are to be taken to heart, then Chelsea were never really meant to have a great season in 2017/18.
One of the biggest ongoing stories at Chelsea involves the loan move of Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund and how successful it has been so far. The Blues themselves haven’t had the best of luck in front of goal since his temporary departure which begs the question: why did Antonio Conte let him leave?
Chelsea star Marcos Alonso has admitted that he felt his side were always going to struggle after their Premier League heroics last season.
Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly held meetings with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia about succeeding Antonio Conte as Blues manager.
With Europe’s big leagues taking breaks in line with international football taking place, there is time for negotiations at club level. That is exactly what’s happened this week as Antonio Conte has reportedly held talks with Paris Saint-Germain, who are thought to be looking to replace Unai Emery after another unsuccessful UEFA Champions League campaign.
Lionel Messi finally ended his goal drought against Chelsea in the first and second legs of Barcelona’s last-16 tie with the Blues. After a 1-1 draw in the first-leg, Antonio Conte’s side travelled to the Camp Nou in hope of a historic night but they were beaten 3-0 and Barca’s pint-sized magician was a class above the rest.
Chelsea romped to the Premier League title last term after finishing seven points ahead of their London rivals, Tottenham. The Blues won 30 of the 38 matches, with 13 of them coming consecutively from the start of October to the end of December and Antonio Conte was praised for his ‘three at the back’ tactics that he became known for during his time at Juventus. However, now he is facing the sack as his side sit outside of the Champions League places. Here are three potential managers that may come in to replace him.