Antonio Conte has stated that it is a combination of himself as coach, the club’s board, and his players that are to blame for Chelsea disappointing form this season.
The Blues have put in one of the worst title defences in Premier League history, and sit in fifth position in the table with little or no chance of making it into the top four this season, after their disappointing 3-1 loss to fourth placed Spurs at Stamford Bridge last week.
Conte who did such an impressive job in his first season in English football has cut a frustrated figure for most of this campaign. The 48-year-old Italian has had a serious falling out with his club’s board over transfer policy, while there has also been rumours of player unrest due to the intensity of his training methods.
Speaking ahead of his sides Premier League fixture against West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Conte revealed that it is not just him as coach, but also the clubs players and board that must take responsibility for this seasons lacklustre performance.
“In every season for the final result you have to share the responsibility. With the club, with the coach, with the players. It is normal, this.
“It is impossible to find a fault in only one of these three parts. You have to share, you have to understand what are the reasons for this result.”
“Now, we are in a situation that we have to try to finish this season in the best possible way because our fans deserve this,”