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‘Chelsea fans deserve to know’ – Blues must offer clarification on Antonio Conte’s future, says Ally McCoist

‘Chelsea fans deserve to know’ – Blues must offer clarification on Antonio Conte’s future, says Ally McCoist

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Chelsea manager Antonio ConteFriday, February 2, 2018Chelsea fans needs clarification on the future of manager Antonio Conte, Ally McCoist has told talkSPORT.The Italian’s future at Stamford Bridge has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks and reports have claimed he could be set to leave the club at the end of the season.Latest rumours suggest he could be offered a way out in the summer to resume his previous role as head coach of the Italy national team, following their failure to qualify for the World Cup.Chelsea have suffered a dip in form in recent weeks and this week’s shock 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth at home has intensified the spotlight on Conte and the club as a whole.And McCoist says supporters deserve to know what is going on behind the scenes.“At the very least the Chel
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hits back at 'little man' Jose Mourinho

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hits back at 'little man' Jose Mourinho

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Antonio Conte's feud with Jose Mourinho intensified further on Saturday as the Chelsea head coach called the Manchester United boss a "little man" and "fake" before issuing an apparent challenge.Simmering tensions between Conte and his predecessor as Chelsea boss ignited on Friday, when Mourinho made reference to match-fixing allegations.And, following Chelsea's goalless draw in the FA Cup third round at Norwich, Conte took the opportunity to respond in measured fashion - appearing to relish the forthcoming Premier League clash scheduled for February 25.Conte said: "The situation is very clear. I don't have anything to clarify."It will be the opportunity in the game against United when we go to Old Trafford."Me and him face to face. I'm ready. I don't know if he's ready."Conte had been acc...
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Antonio Conte ‘pleased despite the draw’

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Antonio Conte ‘pleased despite the draw’

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Antonio Conte did not feel too aggrieved after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with LiverpoolSaturday, November 25, 2017Antonio Conte was pleased with Chelsea's efforts against Liverpool, especially as his side played a Champions League match in Azerbaijan just days ago.The Blues fought back from one-goal down to secure a draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side, and did not appear to be tiring despite their midweek endeavours.Conte and his players were forced on a 5,000 mile round trip to play Qarabag on Wednesday, before heading up to Anfield for today’s clash, but the intensity from Chelsea was the same as they showed last season – when they had no European football to contend with.And the Italian admitted he was pleased with the showing, even if the match did end with the spoils being shared between the Lo
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hails performances of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta in victory over Manchester United

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hails performances of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta in victory over Manchester United

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Conte with passionate celebrations after earning three points against Manchester United Sunday, November 5, 2017Antonio Conte sung the praises of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta after the two combined to score the winning goal in Chelsea's narrow victory over Manchester United. Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Alvaro Morata heads winner as Blues dominate Red DevilsAzpilicueta's lovely cross found an unmarked Morata who headed beyond David De Gea to put Chelsea one point behind the Red Devils. The win was the perfect response to their 3-0 drubbing at Roma in the Champions League and Conte was delighted to see his players bounce back.Conte said: “It was a good response after a big defeat. We played a really bad second half in Rome but we deserved to win tonight. It was an im
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte passes on his “suffering” to players

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte passes on his “suffering” to players

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Antonio Conte tries to pass on his "suffering" after a defeat to his Chelsea players in a bid to get a positive response.Conte declined to discuss Nemanja Matic's transfer from Chelsea to Old Trafford, or comment on his relationship with Jose Mourinho, ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United.The Blues boss instead focused on his own team, who are seeking to respond from Tuesday night's 3-0 Champions League loss at Roma, which saw Conte questioning their "hunger".Adversity will reveal the true character of his players, according to the Italian."We are struggling a lot, because we are facing a lot of important problems," he said."To solve these problems is not simple. In this moment you can see if you are a winner or a loser."It's important to show our character, to be ...