Gary Neville believes Antonio Conte’s “subdued” demeanour reflected the lack of faith within his Chelsea team as they fell to a 2-0 Manchester United on Sunday.
“Chelsea didn’t turn up and where was Conte?” said the pundit. “You talk about the players, but the manager has been so active on the touchline all season and you expected him to get them going, raging up and down the touchline. He seemed a little subdued, like he lacked belief. Chelsea didn’t turn up. If he was subdued in his interview after the game I think you can accept that because his team just haven’t performed. They were really poor.”
The Chelsea boss was unusually quiet on the touchline and took responsibility for the defeat, as Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera fired Jose Mourinho’s men to a victory over the Premier League table-toppers.