Antonio Conte insists he is a “different” manager to those who preceded him at Chelsea.
Conte was under intense pressure last week after the Blues followed up a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League with a 3-3 draw against Roma in the Champions League.
Things threatened to turn from bad to worse when they fell behind against Watford on Saturday, but substitute Michy Batshuayi, our early winner, rescued all three points.
A 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge eased talk of Conte’s imminent demise, and the Italian brushed off the speculation after the game.
“I am not like the previous managers. I am different,” he said.
“It is important to understand this. The club has to judge the work and, honestly, I don’t have this type of worry – if I lose the game, if the club decides to sack me.
“In the past, the club decided after two losses or three bad games to sack a manager. I don’t think it is the same for every manager.
“You change the person, change the work. I repeat. If you ask if I feel this type of pressure about the club, it is zero.”