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Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly urges membership to stick with Antonio Conte

13 April, 2018, 01:43 | Author: Joan Malone
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"The former Blues defender told the Daily Mail: "[Roman] Abramovich is passionate and he will be disappointed [at missing out on Champions League] but they will still be able to get some good players.

Desailly insists that the former Juventus coach should have enough credit in the bank after his superb first season in England and that Chelsea should instead sell four or five of their underperforming players.

And Alonso, who won his first Spain cap last month, admitted: 'It is hard for us to finish in the top four now. It's football. We have been unlucky.

Last season, Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title but his relationship with the board has soured this season due to his lack of involvement in the club's transfer strategy.

'My first year could have been better, but there are still more games to go and we have a chance to win the FA Cup'.

'I think our target was to stay in the top four and we are fifth. "But we have to change something".

Having joined Chelsea only in the last summer, midfielder Danny Drinkwater is pondering over leaving the club at the end of the season. "To improve ourselves. To think about what we did well, what we did not so well and to try to make something different next season".

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Antonio Conte's side just have the FA Cup left to salvage their season.

The Spain worldwide carried on playing despite being in discomfort and went 13 matches without a goal before finding the net against Leicester City in the FA Cup last month.

The Italian is expected to leave the club at the end of the season after a disappointing second season at Stamford Bridge. I'm just quiet. I want to go onto the pitch [and] play. And the system of three at the back did not work this season because Conte lost Matic, ' added Desailly.

"I did the best choice by joining Chelsea because I have already won two Premier Leagues and a League Cup in five years".

'We have to win every game from here onwards, starting with Southampton, ' said Alonso.

"Before they've changed the coach, and kept the players".

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