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Chelsea lost three points in their last match at the hands of Manchester United last week Sunday. Chelsea took the lead with a shot from Willian which was equaled by a strike from Lukaku, a former Chelsea player.
Changes made in the second half by the Manchester tactician who was a former Chelsea coach turned the game around. Jose Mourinho brought Lingard who scored the winning goal via a header to make it 2:1 in favor of Manchester United. Chelsea went home with their tails behind their backs. It was a nightmare because Chelsea needed those points to remain in the top four. Presently, the league champions are in the fifth position.
The next game is with the current leaders of the league, Manchester city. A loss to City means dropping six valuable points. Conte will lose sleep because of the games at hand. Manchester City is in top form and a home defeat to Chelsea is unthinkable. Conte might have to think of a way of going to UEFA champions’ league next season. It is a two way thing – focus on the remaining matches with the mindset that Tottenham drop points or go ahead to beat Barcelona and advance to the next stage with the hope of winning the CL cup.
With the tradition of Chelsea; Conte might face sack at the end of the season like Mourinho, Roberto Di Matteo, who despite winning trophies were still shown the door.