Gary Neville: Antonio Conte could be sacked despite Manchester United victory

Chelsea have looked a shambles defensively at times this season
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Chelsea have looked a shambles defensively at times this season Credit REUTERS

I have a squad with 16 senior players and five young players. "I was very happy for this", Conte said in the press conference following the win over United.

Antonio Conte has consistently claimed he is "different" to his Chelsea predecessors as questions have been raised over his future during recent weeks, but, until Sunday, it was hard to pinpoint exactly what he meant. "I don't know. Christensen is the present and the future for Chelsea".

"I don't think they are as flamboyant as that they were a year ago. I have to make the best decision for the team and I try to do this".

"The coach has to make the best decision for the team, and tonight the best decision for the team was to play with Christensen and to have, on the bench, (Ethan) Ampadu".

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has rubbished rumours linking him with taking over at AC Milan, insisting that his sole focus is on the job at hand at Stamford Bridge. Every day you put my future [in the spotlight].

"I am only concentrated on Chelsea and purely want to do what is best for Chelsea".

Luiz's Brazilian teammate Kenedy was subsequently left out of the squad to face United after being caught yawning during the meeting.

Luiz was guilty of some shocking defending against AS Roma in the Champions League. "I have to make the best decision for the team".

Though it remains to be seen how the incident impacts on Luiz's future opportunities, the likes of Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic have seen confrontations with Conte lead to their eventual departures.

"How many times do you see Christensen in advance of the ball?"

After a third straight Stamford Bridge win over ex-Blues boss Jose Mourinho's United, Conte's men moved to within a point of secondplaced United - nine behind Manchester City.

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