Tension at Stamford Bridge as 3 Chelsea Players Blast Antonio Conte After Losing to Manchester City

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte seems to have lost total control of his dressing room as three of his top players have come out to criticize him after their slim defeat to Manchester City at the Ethiad Stadium on Sunday, March 4.

Bernardo Silva scored the only goal that gifted the Citizens maximum points in that encounter to complete a double over the reigning Premier League champions. The Italian born tactician played Eden Hazard as false 9, leaving both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud on the bench, and according to Daily Star, Conte has been avoiding direct contact with the team.

Recent results have been poor this calendar year, with just two wins in the Premier League, and this has seen the EPL champions fall out of the top-four teams on the log. Having being liked with a move away from the Stamford Bridge at the end of the ongoing season, the former Juventus handler has cut off all communications with everyone at club except his Italian-speaking staff.

A source close to the club said: “Conte these days only speaks to the close circle of coaching staff including his brother that he brought to the club with him.

“He does not speak to any of the English staff. There is virtually a total cut off at the training ground.”

After the game on Sunday, Hazard said he was sure if any of the two strikers had started the game, they wouldn’t have underperformed as much as they did in the game.

“If Olivier Giroud or Alvaro Morata had played up front, it would have been easier. With me, it’s more complicated. I tried my best.”

Meanwhile, Hazard, Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso have all spoken up against the poisonous atmosphere at the club, due to the manager’s recent character at the Bridge.

Giroud said: “Could we have been more ambitious? It is a good question. The coach made his tactics. We tried to respect that.”

And Alonso, perhaps most damning, said: “It’s an attitude problem. We have to change the attitude. We don’t have a problem with quality.”

Chelsea face Crystal Palace next at Stamford Bridge this Saturday as they prepare for their crucial Champions League clash against Barcelona next week.

Chelsea face Crystal Palace next at Stamford Bridge this Saturday as they prepare for their crucial Champions League clash against Barcelona next week.

Meanwhile, former Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique is still being tipped to replace Conte at the Bridge this summer.

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