It’s nearly three years ago to the day when Antonio Conte gave Chelsea the last Premier League and to be honest he deserve a lot of respect from the Blues fanbase than they offer.
Antonio Conte put his heart and soul into a club which gave him little in return. Regardless, Conte should be remembered around Stamford Bridge as one of the greatest managers in the club’s history, if not the.
Over his two years at the club Conte tallied a record of 69-17-20. The Italian tallied a 65.09 win percentage, good for second in the club’s history behind Avram Grant. The Blues broke the record for most wins in a Premier League campaign with 30 on their way to a Premier League title during Conte’s first season in charge. He took a 10th place squad from the year before and won the league with them, handily.
But Unfortunately, after Conte established his side as one of the best in the world, the board failed to properly back him. The second season is the obviously blemish on his stint at Chelsea, but the struggles didn’t come out of nowhere. The experienced manager predicted that if the club didn’t bring in the players he wanted—like Romelu Lukaku and Alex Sandro—then the Blues would struggle.
To be fair to the board, the internal structure of the club was rocked by the exit of Technical Director Michael Emenalo. Regardless, the Blues had a world class manager who wasn’t properly backed.