Antonio Conte running out of time as Tiémoué Bakayoko plays the fall guy | Barney Ronay

Antonio Conte running out of time as Tiémoué Bakayoko plays the fall guy | Barney Ronay

05-Feb-2018 23:57:54 | The Guardian

February has often been a cruel month for Chelsea managers and defeat at Watford surely signalled the end for the Italian

Antonioooo. Antonio. Antonio, Antonio, Antonio. And repeat to fade.

Chelsea’s travelling support had made their own loyalties clear from the first whistle, kicking off this fun, slightly hysterical game with a sustained chant in support of a manager who has always found that connection with the stands, who at times seems as fevered, passionate and all-round mad-as-bats as even the most committed fan.

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