Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has told fans: don’t believe everything you read.

Speaking with the club’s website, Courtois has rubbished reports manager Antonio Conte is losing the dressing room.

And on claims of some teammates complaining about Conte in texts to former Blues No2 Steve Holland, Courtois scoffed: “When a top team has a few bad results the first thing they [the media] try to say is that the players are not happy and we’re not behind the coach, but against Watford you saw we fought for every moment and we fought when we were down, so everybody can see we’re behind the coach.

“Those rumours are easy to spread but I don’t think they are true. If somebody is unhappy, instead of going to the press I think they would say it internally, so it’s not true.

“First of all, it’s the players that have to do it on the pitch so it was important to win, to fight. At the moment it’s more running, fighting and battling for every ball than maybe the best football.”