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Mourinho feels 'contempt' for Conte

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Mourinho feels 'contempt' for Conte

For the third game running, Chelsea failed to find the net and supporters are suddenly beginning to turn on manager Antonio Conte as it's the first time in the club's history that they've drawn three consecutive games 0-0.

Their team had thrashed Stoke 5-0 in their final Premier League home game of 2017 but Chelsea have badly missed that creativity, cutting edge and ruthlessness in front of goal since the turn of the year.

BC-SOC-Chelsea-Leicester, 161 Chelsea misfires again in 0-0 draw against Leicester in EPLAP Photo LMD117, LMD118, LMD122Eds: APNewsNow. "I think a lot of our players were exhausted".

Carlos Carvalhal has made a decent start to life with the Welsh club since taking over late last month and, despite his side having been on the backfoot for much of Saturday's contest, he appeared on course for a second win in three league games.

FW Willian, 6 - Gave Chelsea more impetus going forward, which wasn't hard, but failed to find a way through Leicester's well-organised backline. "You must have a big squad to do this, otherwise you take risks to lose against teams like Leicester".

Four successive draws in all competitions have featured Chelsea missing a host of chances to kill off opponents, with Spain striker Alvaro Morata completely out of form.

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The enmity between the two men stretches back to early last season, with Mourinho accusing Conte of humiliating him with the scale of his celebrations as United fell to a 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in October 2016. We tried to win the game.

"But we haven't had great quality in our finishing".

Antonio Conte made two changes from the side that drew with Arsenal in the Carabao Cup last time out, with Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko coming in for Andreas Christensen and Danny Drinkwater.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley Crystal Palace took a further step towards Premier League survival with a 1-0 victory over Burnley which extended the visitors' winless run to seven games.

Responding to a report claiming he will leave at the end of the season, Conte this week said "everything is possible" regarding his future.

The Black Stars center back was deployed to the right back by manager Claude Puel, and he combined perfectly with Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez on the right flank. "It's an important game, we are third but we want to finish higher up the table so we need to win our games".

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