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Antonio Conte vows to scrap on until the end as Chelsea fans chant his name in West Brom win

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ANTONIO CONTE has promised to fight for his Chelsea future until the end. The Blues boss is under pressure at Stamford Bridge but his name was chanted by the home fans during their 3-0 win over West Brom. Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has been earmarked as a possible replacement for the Italian – but […]

ANTONIO CONTE has promised to fight for his Chelsea future until the end.

The Blues boss is under pressure at Stamford Bridge but his name was chanted by the home fans during their 3-0 win over West Brom.

Antonio Conte has vowed to battle on as Chelsea boss
Antonio Conte has vowed to battle on as Chelsea boss
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Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has been earmarked as a possible replacement for the Italian – but Conte insists he is going nowhere.

He said: “We are getting used to this speculation, these rumours. My players know very well which is our work, what we have to do in the present and the future.

“We have to fight the speculation and there is only one way. To win and to play good football. Until the end, we continue to live with this speculation, but it is not important. Working with the players is.

“The fans have showed me great support because I think they are reading speculation and rumours about me.

Conte could afford a smile with fourth official Stuart Atwell
Conte could afford a smile with fourth official Stuart Attwell
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Luis Enrique is waiting in the wings for the Chelsea job
Luis Enrique is waiting in the wings for the Chelsea job
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“I’m grateful to the fans for supporting me in this way. It means that in our 18 months together they understand my passion and my will to defend these colours, this shirt, this badge

“To feel this atmosphere around me is very important. It’s very important to feel that people appreciate my work here in Chelsea.

“For sure, for me it’s important. I repeat: me and the players are trying to do our best to give them the best satisfaction. Sometimes we can do this, sometimes not, but the will is always present.”

Eden Hazard scored two stunners while Victor Moses was also on target for the Blues in a score-line that rather flattered the hosts.

Hazard added: “It’s not a good moment for us because we lost two games but now we are back, we are Chelsea, we are the champions and we need to give everything.

“The most important thing is to work together. We showed great character offensively and defensively and that’s good.

“We need to be in the top four for the Champions League next season and if we can take the FA Cup.

“We will go for everything. We have a good team, good players and we need to give everything to reach our target. When you play for Chelsea you have to win trophies.”


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Eden Hazard netted twice to see off West Brom
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West Brom missed three great chances and had a penalty appeal turned down when Jay Rodriguez was fouled in the box.

The Baggies also suffered a blow as early as the second minute when Daniel Sturridge limped off with a hamstring injury.


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Baggies boss Alan Pardew added: “Daniel will have to have a scan. He was distraught. The way he’s worked at our place has been of the highest order.

“He’s absolutely devastated because he wants this period to be a success. In training he was really sharp. He might have made the difference.”

Defeat leave's Alan Pardew's Baggies seven points from Premier League safety
Defeat leave’s Alan Pardew’s Baggies seven points from Premier League safety
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