Surrender at Manchester City shows Chelsea's fire has gone under Antonio Conte

Posted March 07, 2018

This calendar year the Blues have won just two league games, resulting in them crashing out of the top-four.

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"Of course, I don't even question myself about that [if the dressing room is still behind the boss]", he added.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his players that they can not afford to ease off in their pursuit of a famous treble. "But we haven't played a good game and for me personally, it's hard to play a good game when you only touch the ball three times". 'Today they showed the difference between them and us in this moment. "We have some great players and a great team but obviously, today, Manchester City deserved to win".

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But the way in which reigning Premier League champions Chelsea meekly surrendered to Pep Guardiola's side on Sunday did catch the eye.

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Tottenham are five points ahead of them in fourth as Chelsea face an uphill struggle to secure Champions League football next season.

Eden Hazard has spoken out about his lack of input in the game as he was deployed in the "false nine" position with Antonio Conte choosing to leave Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud on the bench. "But we should have tried to do that all game"'.

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"When you play against Manchester City, this kind of team, they are showing fantastic quality but at the same time fantastic mentality".

"We need to get back on it".

"We have lost a lot of games already and we don't have space to make another mistake".

"It's a massive, massive game for Chelsea and they can only look at getting three points against Spurs". I think the pundit has to use the head when you speak tactics because you must have the knowledge to speak about tactics. That meant Chelsea, despite not having a shot on target, stayed alive in the game until the end and they could have vindicated Conte's defensive tactics had they managed an equaliser. In the second half, we conceded quickly and it hurt us.

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