It doesn’t look good for Antonio Conte, does it?
The Italian is under heavy pressure at the moment, after suffering humiliating back-to-back defeats against Bournemouth and Watford in the week.
You’d certainly be a brave man to bet against the beleaguered Blues boss remaining in the hot-seat beyond this month, with crucial Premier League games against Manchester United and City coming up, as well as their two-leg Champions League tie with Barcelona.
But amidst all of the chaos at Stamford Bridge, Conte has allowed his players an extra TWO days of rest ahead of their next game against West Brom on Monday.
According to reports, the former Juventus and Italy boss believes fatigue is behind his team’s recent drop in standards, following their intense training schedule over the busy festive period.
Tuesday was supposed to be the team’s only break this week, before they returned to training on Wednesday.
But it seems their lifeless performance against the Hornets last night forced him to allow his players an extra 48 hours.
It looked like Conte needed a break himself after the game at Vicarage Road.
In his post-match interview, he said: “For sure, this is a difficult moment.
“If we want to find excuses, alibis, we can find everything.
“Tiredness, injuries … but this is not my way to face the situation, to solve the problem.
“The problems you have to solve with work.
“You don’t win with excuses.
“In my life, I like to be a winner, and I’m a winner.”
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