After a shock defeat at the hands of Manchester United, Chelsea have done pretty well to bounce back. Not only did they prevent fellow title rivals Tottenham from making the finals of the FA Cup, they got back to form in the Premier League last night with a 4-2 win over Southampton.
The ability to bounce back from defeat is something that is a key hallmark of any championship-winning side. A lot of the credit for bringing back such a strong mentality to the side must go to Antonio Conte; the Italian has transformed the side not only in terms of playing style, but also worked wonders on their mental strength as well.
This is a fact that hasn’t been lost on the Stamford Bridge faithful. During Chelsea’s game against Saints, the fans serenaded their manager with chants of “Antonio, Antonio” towards the end of the game.
Amazingly, Conte responded to the chants, clapping at the fans to show his appreciation.
See this lovely moment from the end of the game here:
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