Manchester United’s League Cup victory has taken away the attention from the Premier League this weekend but Antonio Conte’s top of the table Chelsea kept their ruthless run going as they got the better of Paul Clement’s side at home on Saturday.
The Blues have opened up a 10 point gap over Tottenham Hotspur in the 2nd place in the points table and are currently on course to their second Premier League title in 3 years.
The Italian manager, who moved to the Stamford Bridge just this season, spent insane amounts of money on transfers and has been able to get most of them to play regularly this season.
He will be happy with the progress his team has made over the last few months and will know that they will have to stay strong to go all the way this season.
With just 12 games left in the season, Chelsea need a miraculous loss in form to lost the title from here and this should make Conte a fan favorite at the Stamford Bridge.
Winning the league title in his first season is always a sign of the potential of the manager but as ruthless as the Premier League is, Conte revealed today that he fears for his position in London.
Speaking the media recently, Conte felt that they way Claudio Ranieri was sacked from the home of the Champions, shows that his place at the club cannot be taken for granted.
He said: ‘I think in this type of modern football, it’s not easy to start a project and to be sure you will stay a long time in the same team. But honestly not only for me, for all coaches.
‘If you have the possibility to stay for many years in the same team, then you can work to improve your idea, to improve your players, but the result in football is very important.
‘We all know this, and we know it can happen, that one season, you can win the title, the next season you can go away,’ he added.
Conte’s Italian compatriot Claudio Ranieri, was sacked by the Foxes just months after he provided the club with a fairy tale and probably the best days in the history of the club.
He was expected to help Leicester City for years to come but lack of performances this season have seen him kicked out and Conte felt that it is a fate that he also will have to accept in the future.
In all fairness, Chelsea are known to chance managers quickly and if they are not able to replicate this form in the next season, Conte may well be under pressure, even before completing his 3-year deal at the club.
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