Friday, 14 December 2018 | 17:00 WIB

Barca Opponents Determines Chelsea Manager’s Fate

Antonio Conte.

LONDON, NNC – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is in a pinch. In recent weeks, Conte has failed to make Chelsea performs its best.

As a result, Antonio Conte's future began to be speculated. The game against Barcelona mid next week in the second leg of the Champions League will be a determinant of Conte's fate.

The statement was delivered directly by former Chelsea player, Ruud Gullit. Gullit suggested that Antonio Conte issues his best tactics when Chelsea faces Barcelona next week.

Appearing as English Premiership champions, Chelsea have only collected 56 points after spending 30 matches and sits in fifth place. Chelsea's chances of becoming champion are quite difficult with the team already 22 points behind Manchester City.

"If you cannot answer Barca's attacking style then Conte will be the target of arrows from all directions," Gullit was quoted as saying by Mirror.

From the first leg results, Chelsea should increase its alertness ahead of the second game. With a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea must calculate the Catalans away goal.

 "In the top European league clubs, players have equal levels, only the choices and decisions that managers make can have the difference.Conte has not shown that when needed," Gullit said.