Chelsea and Antonio Conte`s streets could be split very soon, 'Daily Express' predicts. The newspaper says the Italian specialist will be fired tomorrow if the team lost to Watford. With such an evolution of events, the new manager of the team from Stamford Bridge will be Luis Enrique.
A few days ago, Conte said he did not want his name to be associated with Italy`s coach, because he has a contract for another 18 months with Chelsea and wants to fulfill it. But the poor results and his strained relations with the owner Roman Abramovich are about to confuse the plans of the former mentor.
Both in England and Italy, they think Conte wants to leave Chelsea after the end of the season, despite the fact that they are talking to the media altogether. Decisive for him will be the outcome of the 1/8-final matches via fixed matches against Barcelona in the Champions Lea gue. Upon dropping out, it is highly probable that the Conte will be replaced and Luis Enrique will take over. Chelsea is lagging behind with 21 points in the Premier League Manchester City and has a real danger of not qualifying for the most prestigious European tournament.