Glenn Hoddle sends direct message to Antonio Conte about Chelsea slump

The Chelsea legend questions the chinks in the Blues team ahead of Saturday's trip to Watford

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Glenn Hoddle has warned Antonio Conte that he needs to get rid of the chinks in Chelsea’s system.

The defending Premier League champions squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Serie A giants AS Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night thanks to Eden Hazard’s equaliser.

Chelsea have failed to win their last three games in all competitions since producing what many have described as the best performance from a Premier League team in the Champions League this season in a 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid.

The Blues lost 1-0 to Premier League leaders Manchester City in their last Premier League game at Stamford Bridge after Kevin De Bruyne scored the winner against his former club.

The west London side slipped up against Premier League’s basement club Crystal Palace following Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal and Wilfried Zaha’s winner.

Former Chelsea manager Hoddle believes Conte needs to iron out some of the issues in his Blues team ahead of their trip to Watford in their next Premier League game.

“I think the best thing we can say about Chelsea is that they were clinical,” Hoddle told BT Sport.

“What four attempts at goal? Five attempts? Scoring three that’s some ratio.

“But there’s chinks there, they’ve got to sort that out tactically.

“City outdid them tactically, Roma have outdone them.

“Then when they changed a bit there was other things that we will come onto later that they got done from.”

Chelsea have won the title in two of the past three season under Jose Mourinho and then Conte.

The Blues signed six players in the summer transfer window to bolster their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.

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