Chelsea’s troubles don’t seem to be going away anytime soon!
Even before a kick of the ball this season, there had been several reports coming out of Stamford Bridge saying that Conte had issues with the Chelsea board.
The Italian was understandably upset with the way the club was handling its business in the transfer window. Some people have claimed that many players in the Chelsea squad are bewildered with lack of quality additions to the squad.
The Diego Costa situation has not helped matters either. Chelsea have ordered Costa to return to the club and train with the U-23 players. But the Spanish striker seems to be in no mood to relent, as he considers legal action against the club.
Some players are sympathetic towards Costa, as they feel that he is a little hard done by. But Conte is upset with the way this situation has been blown out of proportion by Costa, which is why he is not ready to bring him back into the first team again.
Another player whose future is in danger is Willian. The Brazilian has been an under rated player for the Blues ever since his arrival to Stamford Bridge.
The winger was the standout performer in Chelsea’s disastrous 2015/16 season, but did not get much time under Conte’s side last year.
Willian does not feel wanted by Conte, which is why he is looking at other options. There was some talk earlier in the summer, about a potential move to Manchester United.
But it did not materialize into anything concrete, which is why he remained put at Chelsea. But will he remain past August 31st?