Football fans can turn on managers quickly depending on the team’s results, and at Chelsea, a recent run of games did not go to plan.
However, the fans have remained loyal to manager Antonio Conte, who has been in the press of late.
A report in The Times last week claimed that some of the players are unhappy with the Italian’s training methods.
It is believed that the intense workload is getting to some of the members, particularly as the team are suffering with various injury woes.
The rumours rumbled during a difficult time for the Blues, which included a three-game winless run of back-to-back defeats in the Premier League and a draw with Roma in the Champions League.
Things turned around at the weekend, though, when Chelsea earned a 4-2 victory over Watford, who put the team through a stern test at Stamford Bridge.
Recently, Conte has not been as frantic on the touchline, but after his side came from 2-1 down, the 48-year-old threw himself into the crowd to celebrate with the fans.
When Antonio Conte jumps into the crowd to celebrate a Chelsea goal with you… 🙌 pic.twitter.com/gkrTjN8awQ
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 24, 2017
This passion is why so many Chelsea fans hope that Conte will be in charge for many years to come.
We want this manager for life time 😃💪🏼
— ConteSim (@simfive) October 24, 2017
Treating the fans as a family. Thats how it should be. We are one big family of blue. Always behind you, Don!
— Daniel (@dannywicfam) October 24, 2017
Now that’s passion 🙌
— Sunilsb (@sunilsb99) October 24, 2017
Although Zidane won "The Best" Men's Coach last night but there's no coach who treat the fans like family as Conte. Proud of you boss 👏🇮🇹
— ChelseaFC17/18Champs (@alfredohibertus) October 24, 2017
Hope he never gets fired.
— Mats (@Mats2187) October 24, 2017
LOVE HIM! 😭❤❤❤
— Mehreen (@MehreenBurney) October 24, 2017
In Antonio Conte I believe
— Siyabonga Mbokane (@SiyabongaMbok89) October 24, 2017
That's why we love him so much! Such passion and desire! Club Board must follow him and bring several high-quality two-way players! #cfc 🔵🔥❤
— Vladimir Petrovic (@Vlada1959) October 24, 2017
Conte – true example of passion 💙
— Anisha (@ab_0577) October 24, 2017