The Sun say numerous players are angry with the Italian after being axed for the Blues’ FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United.
Conte picked his strongest side to face Jose Mourinho’s men at Stamford Bridge instead of playing his outcasts.
“Chelsea’s players are angry with Antonio Conte after being axed for the Blues’ FA Cup quarter-final vs Man United”
His decision paid off with Chelsea beating United 1-0 to progress into the semi-finals.
However, several of his key men were angry with Conte’s team selection.
John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Asmir Begovic and Nathaniel Chalobah – who played in the earlier rounds of the FA Cup – were all benched for the United clash.
While Nathan Ake, who was recalled from a loan spell at Bournemouth on the promise of getting game time in cup competitions, was left out of the squad completely.
Chelsea are on course to win the double under Conte this campaign, with the Blues currently boasting a 10-point lead in the Premier League title race.