Antonio Conte told how to save his Chelsea FC job

BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks believes Antonio Conte save his Chelsea FC job if the Blues win the FA Cup

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screen grab

Garth Crooks has claimed winning the FA Cup could save Antonio Conte’s job at Chelsea FC.

The Italian head coach was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor in 2016 following their tenth-placed finish.

Conte led the west London side to the Premier League title in the 2016-17 campaign after the Blues finished seven points clear of Spurs.

Chelsea FC have struggled in their defence of their top-flight crown and are 25 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The Blues exited the Champions League and the League Cup to limit their chance of winning silverware this term.

Chelsea FC were 2-1 winners against Leicester City after extra time last weekend following goals from Alvaro Morata and Pedro Rodriguez.

Conte has been coming under pressure following four losses in their last six outings in the Premier League.

However, former Spurs forward Crooks believes Conte will buy himself some more time at Stamford Bridge.

“There have been plenty of shenanigans going on at Stamford Bridge this season and they can be traced back to the defeat in last season’s FA Cup final against Arsenal,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

“Chelsea now have a chance to rectify that appalling performance by beating Southampton. It might even save Antonio Conte’s job.”

Chelsea FC have won the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons under Mourinho and then Conte.

The Blues lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley last season to miss out on a potential double triumph in 2016-17.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Laureus Awards 2019
Novak Djokovic
Laureus Awards 2019: Djokovic, Halep, Kerber headline big tennis showing for sporting Oscars
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Exclusive interview
John Barnes
John Barnes reacts to Andy Robertson’s new Liverpool FC deal
Australian Open 2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas victorious over idol Federer in leonine battle for QF place
Australian Open 2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas victorious over idol Federer in leonine battle for QF place
Mesut Ozil
Charlie Nicholas urges Unai Emery to sell three Arsenal players