Former Chelsea left-back Celestine Babayaro believes Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has himself to blame for Chelsea’s downfall this season.
“I absolutely doubt if Conte is going to be there next season,” Babayaro told talkSPORT.
“If you really, really wanted to win the league how can you be selling your best players to your rivals?
“You get rid of [Nemanja] Matic, you get rid of [Diego] Costa and I’m telling you, those two players that have left Chelsea…Chelsea would have been better in the position if those two players were still in Chelsea today.
“You can’t get rid of your best players and get mediocre players in, it doesn’t just work.
“I just think Conte has shot himself in the foot, the way he come up in his press conferences, immediately he couldn’t get the players he wanted.
“I mean you are the manager, you are paid to do a job.
“Yes, before you got the job of Chelsea Football Club you must have done your due diligence – you know Chelsea as a football club they don’t keep managers more than two or three years.
“So you should get on with it, I mean you won the Premier League in the first instance with the players you took over, so what was the problem in your second year?
“You’re moaning left, right and centre and Chelsea as I know it if you get in a fight with the hierarchy at Chelsea, there is only going to be one winner and that is Abramovich.”