Everyone Is Talking About What Conte Did To Mourinho After Chelsea Triumph

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The Stamford Bridge curse of United continued on Sunday, as Chelsea cruised to a 1-0 victory. A well-found ball from Cesar Azpilicueta was headed firmly into the back of the net by Alvaro Morata, who couldn’t have found a better occasion to end his dry spell.

Antonio Conte was animated to his fullest in the closing minutes of the match, and when the final whistle blew, he was simply ecstatic. The Blues’ boss rushed onto the pitch to celebrate with his players and the fans, and take in huge breaths of relief.  However, in doing so, he forgot one act of importance.

The customary post-match handshake with Mourinho was snubbed by Conte, who instead opted to swarm the pitch and celebrate triumphantly. The Portuguese isn’t one to wait, and chose to shake hands with Conte’s backroom staff in the tunnel before swiftly exiting the Bridge.

This is an interesting contrast from the start of the game, where Conte was clearly flustered, and only halfheartedly greeted his opposing manager. During his pre-match interview too, the Italian clearly appeared in a tense state of mind, as indicated in his answers.



No surprises there, as the London giants had suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday, which added to the pressure piled on him since the start of the season. However, heading into the international break, the reigning champions will definitely be happy with their performance.

Due to fellow Londoners Arsenal being thrashed 3-1 by Man City, Conte’s men are now in the fourth place, and a mere point shy from Spurs and the Red Devils.

A renewed vigor in the second half, coupled with brilliant displays from Eden Hazard and Morata led to the result, and it is one that they will look to build on. As for Mourinho, the gap between his team and City is now a dauntingly worrying eight points.


Written by Naveen Kelvin  

A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.


1 Comment

  1. Parsh Singh on November 6, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Conte should be hauled up by the FA for unprofessional conduct.

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