Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte faces crisis as Chelsea stars turn against him

Chelsea players are turning on Antonio Conte due to his intense training schedule and believe he is at fault for harming their title defence and for players picking up injuries this season, reports claim.

The Blues boss enjoyed a fine debut season in English football, guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title but his second campaign has been disappointing thus far.

Chelsea have lost their past two Premier League matches and are already nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City, having suffered defeats to Pep Guardiola’s side and bottom side Crystal Palace.

Ngolo Kante of Chelsea

Ngolo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Bet365 Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

A late Eden Hazard header against Roma saw Chelsea narroly avoid three straight defeats but injuries to David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko only added to the sense of crisis.

With N’Golo Kante and Victor Moses already out for several weeks and Alvaro Morata only just returning, the injury problems just keep mounting for the Italian.

And Chelsea stars are begging him to tweak his training schedule in order to allow them more rest to avoid injury, according to the Times.

His schedule was less of a problem last season due to the lack of demands from European football but with a small squad and a battle on four fronts in the 2017/18 campaign, Chelsea are being stretched thin.

And if he doesn’t alter his ways, there could be serious unrest at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea's David Luiz

Chelsea’s David Luiz reacts to being substituted during the UEFA Champions League, Group C match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 18, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Antonio Conte faces crisis as Chelsea stars turn against him
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