Antonio Conte sends honest message to Chelsea FC fans about his future

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Meanwhile, Conte did have words for his side's poor performance for the first 60 minutes of the contest, which saw the Blues fall 2-0 behind following goals by Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told his players to show their professionalism over the last few weeks of the season amid speculation he will soon be departing.

Roy Hodgson's side were two goals to the good with just 14 minutes played as James Tomkins drilled in his third of the campaign.

Chelsea are facing an uphill battle to finish in the Premier League's top four this season and will surely need to win at Turf Moor if they are to stand any chance of reeling in either Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool.

Of course we want to at least finish ahead of Arsenic in the English charts, but why endanger our FA Cup hopes with overuse of the same players this Thursday and Sunday?

"We take the games one by one". I have been through some hard periods in my career and all the time I try to come back stronger and it has happened again in this game, and I am very pleased for myself and for the team'. - Chelsea have won a Premier League game from two goals down for the first time since August 2002 under Claudio Ranieri (3-2 v Charlton).

"We have shown great character, great team spirit and I am very pleased for the team today". "For sure, in the first half I was very disappointed for the way we were playing".

I'm the first to take the fault for the first half, but I repeat the second half my players deserve great credit.

Magnificent. Again. A masterful midfield performance by Kante, who was dominant throughout, standing out both when Chelsea were bad and when they were on top.

"As long as mathematically it is going to be possible, we are going to believe", said Giroud.

Poor with his final ball and too sloppy and casual in possession in the first period, Willian has been outstanding this season but was way off his best for much of the game.

"I think he's having an unlucky season because he started the season with a problem in his calf and then he continued to have problems", Conte said.

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