Antonio Conte future

Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017

The future of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks following a poor run of form from the Premier League champions.

Chelsea lifted the title with a record-breaking tally of 30 wins in May, but they find themselves a long way off the pace this time around and now fighting for a Champions League spot rather than to retain their crown.

A 4-1 defeat at Watford on February 2 made it back-to-back three-goal defeats following their 3-0 loss to Bournemouth five days prior, and the Blues have now won just one of their last 10 matches across all competitions inside normal time.

Owner Roman Abramovich is rumoured to be considering replacements for the Italian, with the likes of Luis Enrique, Guus Hiddink and Massimiliano Allegri among the early favourites.

Should Conte be sacked then he would be the third successive title-winning manager to last less than a season after lifting the Premier League trophy, following Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri in getting the boot.

Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti takes his seat during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
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Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'We will fight against speculation about my Chelsea future'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that he and his team will "fight" against the speculation over his future.
Feb 12, 22:38
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Gianfranco Zola: 'Antonio Conte is not the main problem at Chelsea'
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola claims that underfire manager Antonio Conte is "not the main problem" at the club amid speculation over his future.
Feb 12, 15:38
Antonio Conte watches on during Chelsea's 4-1 defeat at Watford on February 6, 2018
Gianfranco Zola: 'Antonio Conte can cope with speculation'
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola insists that Antonio Conte is more than capable of coping with the ongoing speculation surrounding his future.
Feb 12, 15:16
Antonio Conte gives instructions during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
AC Milan 'to end Antonio Conte interest'
AC Milan are reportedly considering ending their interest in Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and giving interim manager Gennaro Gattuso a contract extension.
Feb 12, 12:39
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Speculation will not affect Chelsea players'
Antonio Conte insists that talk regarding his future as Chelsea manager is having no affect on his players, having suffered successive three-goal defeats.
Feb 11, 18:39
Antonio Conte celebrates during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on December 2, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'I am totally committed to Chelsea'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reiterates his commitment to the club despite persistent speculation over his future.
Feb 9, 15:17
Antonio Conte watches on during Chelsea's 4-1 defeat at Watford on February 6, 2018
Report: No discussions between Antonio Conte, Roman Abramovich
A report claims that Antonio Conte's Chelsea job is safe for the time being, as owner Roman Abramovich is not actively seeking any potential successors.
Feb 7, 10:11
Luis Suarez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
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Luis Enrique will reportedly look to bring Luis Suarez back to the Premier League if he replaces Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager.
Feb 7, 09:24
Antonio Conte gives instructions during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Antonio Conte gives Chelsea players three days off after Watford defeat
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte gives his players three days off in the wake of their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Watford.
Feb 6, 17:42
Antonio Conte watches on during Chelsea's 4-1 defeat at Watford on February 6, 2018
Antonio Conte 'to remain Chelsea manager after Watford defeat'
Chelsea reportedly decide to keep faith with underfire manager Antonio Conte, despite back-to-back three-goal defeats at the hands of Bournemouth and Watford.
Feb 6, 16:08
Chelsea's Antonio Conte and Cesar Azpilicueta celebrate after the 4-3 victory over Watford on May 15, 2017
Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta: 'We are not letting Antonio Conte down'
Cesar Azpilicueta insists that the Chelsea players are not letting down manager Antonio Conte following back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.
Feb 6, 12:28
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique speaks to the media on December 5, 2016
Report: Luis Enrique closing in on Antonio Conte's job at Chelsea
Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is reportedly edging closer to replacing Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager following Monday's defeat to Watford.
Feb 6, 10:23
Thibaut Courtois in action for Chelsea on August 27, 2017
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois: 'We believe in Antonio Conte'
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois insists that the players are in full support of manager Antonio Conte amid rumours over the Italian's future.
Feb 6, 10:10
Antonio Conte watches on intently during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea on October 14, 2017
Italy concede defeat in Antonio Conte chase
The Italian Football Federation announces that Antonio Conte is no longer in the running for the national team job, despite speculation over his future at Chelsea.
Feb 6, 10:02
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Antonio Conte responds to questions over Chelsea future following loss to Watford
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that his position as manager is the "same" following Monday night's 4-1 defeat to Watford.
Feb 5, 22:43
Antonio Conte orders the gabagool during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Everton on August 27, 2017
Stan Collymore expects Antonio Conte to lose his job at Chelsea
Stan Collymore suggests that Antonio Conte will get sacked by Chelsea following a humiliating defeat to Watford.
Feb 5, 22:17
Ethan Ampadu in action during the EFL Cup game between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest on September 20, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea trying to build with youngsters'
Antonio Conte insists that Chelsea "are trying to build something important" with their younger players, rather than through "words or money".
Feb 5, 14:36
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'I would like public vote of confidence from Chelsea'
Antonio Conte stresses that he is giving "all of himself" to Chelsea and has asked the club to issue him with a public vote of confidence.
Feb 4, 22:59
Antonio Conte gives instructions during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Antonio Conte unhappy with media treatment
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte questions the treatment he has received from the media amid rumours that his job is under threat.
Feb 3, 22:44
Antonio Conte orders the gabagool during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Everton on August 27, 2017
Antonio Conte intends to see out remainder of Chelsea contract
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reiterates that his desire is to "respect the contract" signed in July and stay on at Stamford Bridge until the end of next season.
Feb 2, 16:10
Antonio Conte celebrates during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on August 20, 2017
Antonio Conte among contenders for Italy managerial job
Italian Football Federation chief Roberto Fabbricini confirms that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is in the running to manage the Italy national side for a second time.
Feb 2, 10:26
Antonio Conte gives instructions during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Antonio Conte "worried" over top-four chances
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits that his side's top-four hopes have taken a knock after their shock home defeat to Bournemouth.
Feb 1, 10:02
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Antonio Conte "relaxed" about Chelsea position
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists that he is "doing a great job" despite the club's shock 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth.
Feb 1, 09:09
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique speaks to the media on December 5, 2016
Report: Former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique on Chelsea radar
Former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique is believed to be the leading candidate to replace Antonio Conte in the Chelsea dugout.
Jan 28, 10:28
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Under-fire manager Antonio Conte unfazed by talk of Chelsea sack
Antonio Conte admits that, while he sometimes has sleepless nights, he does not fear being sacked by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Jan 27, 13:03
Antonio Conte watches on intently during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea on October 14, 2017
Antonio Conte refuses to discuss relationship with Chelsea board
Head coach Antonio Conte refuses to discuss his relationship with the Chelsea board, who are said to be unhappy with the Italian's comments on transfers.
Jan 26, 14:22
Antonio Conte orders the gabagool during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Everton on August 27, 2017
Roman Abramovich 'lining up Antonio Conte replacements'
Roman Abramovich is reportedly ready to sack Antonio Conte after growing irritated by the Italian's public comments, with Paris Saint-Germain monitoring the situation.
Jan 26, 10:13
Antonio Conte celebrates during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on December 2, 2017
Antonio Conte hits back at Chelsea critics after comfortable win
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reminds his side's critics that they are unbeaten in all competitions since the start of December, having brushed aside Brighton 4-0.
Jan 20, 20:39

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