Disturbing reports from the camp of Chelsea Football Club suggests that all is not well and players may be on a collision course with manager, Antonio Conte.
According to a report in The Sun, a good number of Chelsea players are "unhappy with the intensity" of Conte's training methods, and the fact it has not toned down in 2017-18 despite a much busier schedule than last term.
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Conte is also "coming under increasing boardroom scrutiny" after three games on the bounce without a win.
Many of the Chelsea stars believe Conte’s continued insistence on "physically demanding [training] sessions, lots of tactical meetings and very few days off" are causing the club's current fitness concerns and affecting Chelsea's form.
It is understood that Conte insisted on three training sessions between Saturday's shock 2-1 Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace and Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Roma in the UEFA Champions League.
The Blues have lost back-to-back matches in the English top flight against City and Palace, and squandered a 2-0 lead before drawing against Roma.
They have also lost a number of key figures to injury.
Alvaro Morata returned from a hamstring problem against Roma, but recent knocks to N'Golo Kante, Victor Moses, David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko could see them all absent for Saturday's clash with in-form Watford.