This social media faux pas won’t help matters at Stamford Bridge.
Today’s draw with Leicester City at home was Chelsea’s fourth in a row. After five games in six matches enabled Antonio Conte’s side to advance in the Carabao Cup and to catch Manchester United in second in the Premier League, the Blues are, well, feeling the blues.
One Chelsea fan who is worried about the situation in London is former snooker world champion Neil Robertson. The Australian is concerned that Conte could be suffering from the much dreaded ‘second season’ syndrome, much like former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti did earlier this decade.
In the 2009/10 season, Ancelotti led the Blues to the Premier League title, pipping Man United to the post by a single point.
Chelsea fell short to the tune of nine points a year later however, with the Italian duly getting the sack after also losing out to United in the Champions League quarter final.
Robertson’s distress is understandable, and, at least per their own official Twitter account, Chelsea agree.
Whether the ‘like’ was an unintentional mistake (although not quite sending out a false missile alarm) or just an acknowledgement of the view of a famous fan is unclear, but it will do no favours for the current manager, who’s frustrations, particularly with Jose Mourinho, have become apparent in recent weeks.