EPL: Ian Wright reveals when Chelsea will sack Conte

Ten-man Chelsea suffered another setback in its stumbling season as it lost 4-1 at Watford Monday after conceding three late goals to go down to its second straight Premier League defeat.

Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off in the first half after picking up two bookings, and the visitors then went behind following Troy Deeney's penalty.

Press Association Sport understands that there was no board meeting to discuss the manager's future and the club are not in talks with any potential replacements.

"The most important one is the West Brom one, they have to win that game".

"I'm sure this team will fight back".

After the Blues' second straight three-goal defeat, the manager said "the club have to take another decision" if they think he is not doing a good enough job.

The defending champions are now fourth in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Chelsea are now 4th in the EPL standings as they are one point off third placed Liverpool and they are one point up on 5th placed Tottenham.

Conte's relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, amid reports the Russian oligarch was unhappy at the manager's outspoken comments regarding the club's transfer strategy.

Despite winning the PL (Premier League) title a year ago, Conte is under the significant pressure due to the poor performance of his team, most recent their defeat came against Watford has left Conte on the verge.

The game at Watford was Chelsea's 41st of term - they had played 29 at the same stage last season - with fatigue having clearly affected the team's performances.

Some bookmakers have suspended betting on the Italian being sacked.

It remains to be seen whether Conte will still be at the helm for that fixture, but one potential successor has ruled out a move to Stamford Bridge this season.

'Sometimes, when I had the possibility, I tried to give a window of little work for the players that I made a decision to rest.

"This is the worst I've felt for a while".

"He loves Chelsea, he's a Chelsea boy, and I just can't see for the life of me why we do this".

"It's very hard because, every day and every press conference, you ask me if I'm anxious. No".

"We have a tough month coming up and we need to pick up points, the Champions League [last-16 tie with Barcelona] is coming soon and we have to continue to work".

  • Joanne Flowers