Chelsea face a hugely difficult task to make it into the top four of the English Premier League after losing 1-0 away to Manchester City on Sunday.
Now five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, there are just nine games remaining to rescue the situation and qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
It was a particularly negative performance from the Blues at the Etihad, the tactics of Antonio Conte failing to demonstrate ambition to win the match, instead lining up to spoil the attacking threats of the home side.
That wasn’t what supporters wanted to see and they’ve blasted the Italian for failing to get his set-up and team selection right, believing the decision to not play a traditional striker to be a particularly poor oversight.
The pressure is increasing on Conte as results fail to improve and some supporters are worried he is no longer the man to lead the club forward.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Saturday’s match, Chelsea’s tactics and what they mean for the manager’s job…
— Chelsea FC Fan Club (@ConteBlueArmy) March 4, 2018
Think Conte has lost alot of the dressing room with his negative tactics. We don't seem to have any cohesion and it's gotten really bad the last few months! When this happens managers don't last very long…#CFC
— TrueBlueGaz (@SupernaturalCFC) March 4, 2018
I must say.
As much as I like Conte.
But today’s game, is all on him.
He got it so wrong. I don’t know what’s happening !! Is he trying to send a message to the board or something ?!! His tactics and everything is all off #MCICHE #CFC
— The Chelsea Lady (@TheChelseaLady) March 4, 2018
— ThaNamapapii? (@vernon_nam) March 4, 2018
The way Conte is behaving and managing with the tactics & subs, clearly seems like he wants the Club to sack him because he doesn't want to be the "bad guy" leaving. If we finish outside top 4, that's #Hazard gone, and without him, wouldn't win shit in next 5 years, worried. #CFC
— Akshit (@akshit_miglani) March 4, 2018
The fire that used to be in conte is no more there, with his recent tactics, one can only think he's trying to get himself sacked. #cfc
— Tony Richie (@tonie199) March 4, 2018
Performances and Tactics like that will get Conte sacked within the coming months. No doubt about it, we’ll need a Miracle for top 4 and it’ll be a Miracle if Hazard still plays for #CFC next season. But hey, Miracles do happen….. #CFC ?
— ?Craig ? (@LookAtSpud) March 4, 2018
— Knii Mantse (@Knii_Mantse) March 4, 2018
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