Antonio Conte is in a delicate situation at Chelsea with his future hanging in the balance. Chelsea sounded out the possibility of approaching Napoli’s manager, Sarri to make him a possible replacement of the Italian at Stamford Bridge. But due to complications in his contract at Napoli, the deal hit a stumbling block.
Conte is unlikely to continue as Chelsea manager next season as the club consider sacking him after failing to reach the Champions League spot despite winning the league and FA Cup in the two years he had spent as manager at the club.
Reviewing Chelsea’s season, after a succesful 2016/17 which saw them won the league in Conte’s first season in charge, they slipped drastically to 5th position by the end of 2017/18. It all started when Conte fell out with Chelsea’s top scorer last season, Diego Costa, leading to a forceful sale in the summer, replacing him with former Juventus and Real Madrid’s striker Morata.
However, the sale forced Costa to sit out the first half of the 2017/18 season without kicking the football officially because the only interested club which later bought him, Atletico Madrid were hit with a summer transfer ban. Although, there were different stories to the rift between Conte and Costa, the manager’s decision led to the player’s exit.
At the final stage, Costa looked like he was not interested in a move away from a club where he had spent three years and feeling well settled, considering his progress. But the boss had already made the situation public especially with the fact the he can no longer work with the player, and also had interest shown in several other players before settling for Morata.
Advancing to Morata’s story, the Sparniard striker seem to be the reason why Conte would be exiting Chelsea following a disappointing debut season. The club’s record signing striker failed to live up to the hype resulting in a winter capture of former Arsenal, Oliver Giroud. Morata had not only failed the manager, but also his fellow players. He literally squandered so many big chances which was consequential in some of Chelsea’s poor result over the season.
On the other end, Costa started playing for Atletico Madrid after the transfer ban on the club was lifted in January and behold he went on to help his team win the Europa League, scoring the deciding goal against Arsenal at the semi final. Bavk in England, not even an FA Cup triumph would save.
You would want to think that “Karma is a Bast**”