Chelsea’s top four hopes were left in tatters by Sunday’s defeat to Spurs

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte ‘can’t wait to leave’ the Premier League club, according to former Blues boss Gianluca Vialli.

There are renewed rumours over Conte’s future following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, which left the Blues’ top-four hopes in tatters.

Spurs’ first league win at Chelsea since 1990 opened up an eight point gap between the fourth and fifth placed sides with just seven games to play.

Conte insisted he was ‘not worried’ about the reports over his future when quizzed following the match, insisting it is in the club’s hands.

But Vialli believes his fellow Italian wants out.

“Conte can’t wait to leave Chelsea,” the former Chelsea player and manager said on Sky Sport Italia.

“He can’t stand that they sell or buy players without consulting him. The truth is, Chelsea would like a manager who is more of a club man.”