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The friction between the manager and board will hasten his exit, with the 48-year-old Italian set to leave at the end of the campaign - if not before. But Conte says he's only to blame for doing enough to convince the club that he needed more players.

Asked if he thought another coach could do a better job than him at Chelsea, Conte replied: 'I don't know.

While Arsenal are in the Carabao Cup final, and have been strong in the Europa League - possibly their best route back into the Champions League - it is the results in the Premier League, like in Chelsea's case, that have left a lot to be desired.

"As you know very well, because we are talking about football, a lot of times - I don't agree with this - the coach depends on the results". If I have a player who is eight, I take him to a 10. "When I was the coach of Juventus, he was Roma's coach. Yes. In terms of their mentality also. for this, I'm very good", Conte was quoted as saying by British media.

"Honestly I don't think talk about my future can affect the players", he added.

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"I think maybe [the media] have to find more balance but I understand we have to live with this pressure, and it is okay for me and for my players". I have great admiration for Luis Enrique and, sometime, he is a fantastic coach.

"He reached his targets with Barcelona, and also with Roma".

The Blues are now fifth on the Premier League table in the defence of their title, a staggering 22 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Asked if it was unusual Enrique was being so openly talked of as he successor, he added: "You must be open and understand the situation can change".

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will go into tonight's Premier League fixture against West Brom in the knowledge that a defeat will nearly certainly result in his sacking. A club can take different decisions. But I'm not jealous or envious of other managers. "Especially if you work hard". 'The job he did previous year was absolutely outstanding and I don't think he's changed too much. I think we are ready to face the game against West Brom, and them to play against Hull City and then Barcelona.