Thibaut Courtois believes his teammates will give their all for Antonio Conte



The shadows of the Mourinho debacle two years ago has been hovering around the Bridge so far this season with the Blues not having the best of start to their Premier League defence after home losses to Burnley and Premier League leaders Manchester City and a shocking away loss to Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park a fortnight ago. On Saturday, it looked as if the Blues were destined to lose three consecutive games in the Premier League since November 2015 under Mourinho after the Hornets raced to a 2-1 lead after the break, but goals from Michy Batshuayi (2) and Cesar Azpilicueta calmed initial fears at the Bridge as the Blues staged a dramatic 4-2 win over the Hornets.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 31: Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea gives instruction during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Italian Tactician, Antonio Conte who led the Blues to their second Premier League title in three years in his first season has come under huge pressure so far this season and has been tipped to share the same fate has his predecessor Jose Mourinho two years ago if results don’t improve, but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has backed his manager and believes the players are ready to fight for the Italian and insist they can avoid the Mourinho debacle two years ago after staging a dramatic 4-2 win against the Hornets last weekend.

Thibaut Courtois as quoted on the Blues fighting for under-fire boss Antonio Conte and insisting they can avoid the Jose Mourinho debacle in 2015, he said;

“We are happy to show that we are ready to fight. We all know what would have happened [extra speculation about Conte’s future] if we had lost against Watford.

“There was a moment when we were 2-1 down, we were having difficulties and Watford could have made it 4-1. It was very important to come back to win.

“In 2015 [under Mourinho] we wanted to fight as well but the game didn’t turn out well for us, there was too much bad luck. Sometimes different things happened.

Antonio Conte had a jolly ride to the Premier League title last season having a full week to prepare his side and he led the Blues to a record breaking 30 wins, 3 losses and five draws but many believed the Italian was a little bit favored with no European commitment last season and will struggle to defend their Title this season with the Blues back in the Champions League this season. Although, the Blues have struggled with injuries so far this season with N’golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses all out injured, the Blues have struggled to replicate their fantastic form of last season, but with the never say die attitude showed by his players against the Hornets on Saturday, it will give the Italian a sigh of relief as they bid to avoid the Mourinho debacle in 2015.

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