HYS: Will Conte leave Chelsea before the end of the season?

Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday may have produced a scintillating performance but it only paved over the cracks. Something just hasn’t felt right at Stamford Bridge this season amid constant murmurings of strained relationships behind the scenes.

We’ve seen even more evidence of that over the last few days. David Luiz was unexpectedly dropped for the win over the Red Devils and much-maligned technical director Michael Emenalo, who has never quite seen eye-to-eye with Antonio Conte, has now left the west Londoners.

So perhaps the ultimate question at this point, considering Chelsea’s history of hastily parting with managers and the long-standing belief of there being too much power in the dressing room, is whether Conte will last the season. Manchester United legend Gary Neville has already suggested the Italian could be a dead man walking…

“Every manager who has taken on the players here has gone pretty quickly. It is a big call because if you take on these players in that dressing room, where David Luiz is a big influence, a big character, you can lose at this club. This is not the end of this — this is the start. Conte has won today, but in two or three weeks’ time if David Luiz is still sat on that bench, every time they concede a goal, the cameras will flip to David Luiz. It was the same with John Terry.”

He may be sacked if Chelsea don’t keep up in the title race, or may even resign of his own accord should those issues behind the scenes become too much to bear. So, Blues supporters, do you think Conte will last until the summer? Let us know by voting below…