Considering Chelsea’s nice form, not many people thought they could lose to Manchester United who are yet to firmly find their feet under new boss Jose Mourinho.
And while many Chelsea supporters keeps criticizing some of the players – especially Spanish forward Diego Costa, the manager himself Antonio Conte, agreed to take the blame for the disappointing loss.
And during the defeat, former Man United player Gary Neville has questioned the Italian manager’s behavior, blasting him for his ‘lacked of belief’ in the encounter.
The former Juventus manager who was outwitted by United’s Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho, was subdued throughout the defeat.
Chelsea’s seven point domination at the top of the premier league table was reduced to four over the weekend following the defeat at Old Trafford and Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
Chelsea’s boss Antonio Conte has, this season, earned lots of admiration for his enthusiastic performances on the touchline. However during the loss at Old Trafford, he was simply subdued.
And former Man United player Gary Neville, like many others, is pointing out to the fact that since Conte has been so active on the touchline all season, he expected him to get the players going by raging up and down the touchline.
Neville, who expressed bluntly that the Stamford Bridge club did not turn up in the game, also thinks Conte was subdued because he lacked belief.