Six days were all it took to dim Antonio Conte's bright new dawn at Chelsea. Any momentum gathered by a promising first month of the new Premier League season has been utterly shattered by comprehensive defeats against top-four rivals Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as performances that highlighted many of the same flaws that undermined Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink last season.
With Chelsea already eight points adrift of Pep Guardiola's rampant Premier League leaders Manchester City after six matches,...
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Top Story: Abramovich to back Chelsea revolution
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to back manager Antonio Conte and sanction an overhaul of the Blues' playing squad, with a new "full-back, another central defender, a midfielder and a new forward" on the...
A rampant Arsenal side punished Chelsea's grave defensive errors to end Arsene Wenger's five-year hoodoo against the Blues on Saturday, prevailing 3-0 at the Emirates.
The Gunners had not beaten their west London rivals in nine league games and failed to score in their last six meetings, yet the visitors could hardly have been more accommodating in helping to end that run.
Antonio Conte used a low defensive block aimed at eliminating spaces between the lines, but saw his plan undone by Gary Cahill...
The consequence of Chelsea's inertia amid danger is as predictable as it is alarming.
The latest manager to be caught up in the Stamford Bridge maelstrom is Antonio Conte. After an all-too-brief honeymoon period, the likeable and animated Italian is already finding himself caught between a rock and a hard place.
When Antonio Conte arrived at Chelsea, the expectation was that the new manager would put a rocket under the club's chronically under-performing team, who finished 10th in last season's Premier League.
His animated touchline style and determination to impose a non-negotiable pattern of play and tactical discipline on his team looked to be exactly what was required at the Stamford Bridge of sighs.
Training was intense, with Conte demanding that players adhere to the positions and shape he demanded,...