Former Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock believes that Antonio Conte is only to blame for the anticipated exit from Chelsea. The Italian is widely expected to leave the blues at the end of the campaign after a disastrous season that saw the club finish outside the top four for the second time in the last five years. Despite winning the league title 12 months ago, Chelsea were unable to build on the success. The 3-5-2 formation played a huge role in Conte’s immediate success but the lack of good signings led to the club following way off the pace in the 2017-18 campaign.
Burton Albion are undergoing their 2nd successive season in the English League Championship after snatching the 20th position during their previous campaign of 2016-17 and just barely managing to avoid relegation.
The squad of Nigel Clough now has the task of repeating this achievement and remaining in the 2nd tier of English Football competition. Continue reading “Warnock explains why survival is vital”