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Antonio Conte lifts the lid over Chelsea sacking as he returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time

When Antonio Conte strides out at Stamford Bridge tonight for the first time since he was sacked as Chelsea manager in 2018, his heart rate will go up a notch.

Memories of the fans singing his name during his title-winning first season will come flooding back.

But the way things unravelled during a tumultuous second season was just as unforgettable.

Antonio Conte will face his former side Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semifinal on Wednesday

‘We did a fantastic job with Chelsea, but sometimes it’s not enough,’ said Tottenham boss Conte, ahead of his return to the Bridge for tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.