Why Antonio Conte lectured Kenedy during a Chelsea team meeting

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All is not well at Chelsea right now, it seems.

Despite Antonio Conte’s side sitting in fourth in the Premier League, their form of late has been far from convincing.

They scraped wins against Watford, Everton in the Carabao Cup and Bournemouth before being thrashed 3-0 by Roma in the Champions League.

That performance in Italy was unrecognisable from the team that romped the Premier League title last season.

And Conte is fuming.

The Telegraph have produced a detailed report on the fallout from Chelsea’ hammering.

They explain how the Italian manager gave his players a “full hairdryer treatment during an angry inquest.”

AS Roma v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League

What Kenedy did in the team meeting

The report claims that almost every player was questioned by their manager. But the most interesting extract from the report involves Kenedy.

In the summer, Kenedy uploaded an Instagram post which was adjudged to be racist and he was subsequently sent home from their pre-season tour.

While that was unlikely to have gone down well with Conte, something the winger did during the team meeting made him even more furious.

The Telegraph write that Kenedy - who was an unused sub in the defeat against Roma - yawned during the dressing down, something that earned him a lecture from his manager.


And while it may only have been a yawn, it has put his Chelsea career in doubt.

The Telegraph write: “Kenedy’s blunder represents a setback for the Brazilian after he had worked hard to get back in favour, following an aborted loan spell at Watford last season and being sent home from Chelsea’s pre-season tour of China and Singapore.”

We know how unforgiven Conte can be with his players so it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Kennedy.

Hopefully, it’s just a slap on the wrist for being tired.

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