Pundit claims Chelsea players are backing Conte

Chelsea have not had the easiest few months after lifting the Premier League title, but Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that there is one thing that the club are not struggling with, and that is player unrest.

Aside from the situation involving wantaway striker Diego Costa, Neville has claimed that the rest of the squad are fully behind manager Antonio Conte.

The defending league champions have come under question for their transfer activity so far, having allowed Nemanja Matic to join Manchester United and missing out on Romelu Lukaku to their fierce rivals.

The campaign got off to a bad start for Chelsea as they were beaten 3-2 by Burnley on the opening day of the season at Stamford Bridge, but they responded at Wembley.

The Blues faced Tottenham Hotspur at the national stadium on Sunday, and thanks to a double from Marcos Alonso, the team were able to seal all three points as 2-1 winners.

During Jose Mourinho’s final season in charge of Chelsea, there were many suggestions that the players had turned their backs on the manager, but Neville believes that there was no evidence of that at the weekend.

The ex-Man United star said on the Gary Neville podcast:

“They stood up today. They stood up like champions. They pulled together a makeshift team, this is certainly not their first XI, and they’ve shown something today. They’ve shown they are actually with the manager. If you think about the accusations last time Chelsea won the league it’s that they weren’t with Mourinho. Today they played, even when they went to 1-1, brilliantly. They put in a good performance against a really good Tottenham team.”