Chris Sutton issues stern warning to Antonio Conte about Chelsea future

The former Chelsea striker reminds Antonio Conte that the defending Premier League champions have a history of sacking their managers

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Chris Sutton has warned Antonio Conte that Chelsea aren’t afraid to sack title-winning managers.

The Italian coach was a revelation last season after Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare in his debut campaign in England.

However, Conte missed out on the double after a 2-1 loss to London rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley back in May.

The Blues manager has endured a largely frustrating summer transfer window despite making four additions to his squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.

Chelsea signed Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

However, Conte missed out on top target Romelu Lukaku, while Chelsea have been unable to get a deal to sign Juventus defender Alex Sandro over the line.

The Italian boss, who was linked with the Inter Milan job before Luciano Spalletti’s appointment, has already acknowledged that his job could be in danger, referencing Jose Mourinho’s dismissal in 2015.

Nine-man Chelsea suffered a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley in their opening Premier League game of the new season at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

And former Chelsea striker Sutton had a stern warning for the current boss about his position.

“This is a club that sack managers of winning trophies: Di Matteo, Mourinho and Ancelotti,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Chelsea lost their opening Premier League game of the season with a 3-2 defeat by Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

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