Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he will lose no sleep over the threat he could be sacked less than a year after winning the Premier League following a 4 – 1 thrashing at Watford.
The champions have now conceded seven goals in their last two outings after also going down 3 – 0 at home to Bournemouth last week to put their chances of Champions League qualification for next season in serious peril.
“ Tomorrow is another day . I can be the Chelsea coach or not , what is the problem ?” said Conte . “I go to sleep without a problem .
“ I try to do everything and , if this is enough ok , otherwise the club take a different decision. The life goes on . ”
Defeat leaves Chelsea still lagging in fourth and just a point ahead of fifth -placed Tottenham Hotspur in the battle for the top four.
Conte has repeatedly complained throughout the campaign at his lack of input towards the club’ s recruitment strategy.
Once more the Italian lined up without a recognised striker at Vicarage Road with Alvaro Morata sidelined by injury and new – signing Olivier Giroud deemed fit enough only for a place on the bench.
However , Conte also delivered some stinging criticism to his players, who he said “ played with fear ” .
“ I try to continue to work to try to improve different aspects of my players , but today I think our performance was very poor , ” added Conte.