Jamie Carragher predicts whether Antonio Conte will last the season at Chelsea FC
The Liverpool FC legend warns Antonio Conte could struggle to finish the season as Chelsea FC manager given their inconsistent form
Jamie Carragher doesn’t believe Antonio Conte will finish the season as Chelsea FC manager unless the Blues can improve their results.
The defending Premier League champions have endured a difficult start to the new year following a return of just two Premier League victories.
The west London side conceded seven goals in successive losses to Bournemouth and Watford to fuel speculation surrounding Conte’s future.
The Italian coach has been an outspoken critic of the title holders’ transfer policy having missed out on some of his top targets.
However, Conte and his Chelsea players secured a big win last week with a 3-0 victory over 20th-placed West Brom in the Premier League.
Chelsea FC will take on Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Stamford Bridge before back-to-back trips to Manchester United and Manchester City.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher warned Conte that results will need to improve if the Italian coach is to end the season as Blues boss.
“If this does continue, I still feel it will be difficult to see him seeing out the season,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
Conte won the Premier League title with two games to spare in his first season as Chelsea FC manager after finishing seven points clear of their closest challengers Tottenham Hotspur.
The Blues lost 2-1 to bitter rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley last term.