Courtois trying to shield his coach from being sacked.

Chelsea’s players still firmly believe that Antonio Conte is the right man to take the club forward, according to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Conte would appear to be under immense pressure at Stamford Bridge, particularly after the 4-1 humbling at Watford on Monday night.

Having comfortably won the Premier League title last season, the Blues have found themselves 19 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City during a disappointing campaign this time around.

Conte has also voiced his displeasure at some of the club’s transfer activity, while reports last week suggested that some of Chelsea’s players have lost faith in the former Italy boss.

However, Belgium stopper Courtois has rubbished those suggestions: “We believe in him [Antonio Conte] and we believe in our team. We have two bad results and we just try to get back, regroup and just continue.

“We showed that we wanted to fight even with 10 men and that shows we have character, but when you lose twice like that it is not good and there are questions raised, but we go back to training with the manager, and training well and turn this situation around.

“Obviously we are disappointed with the two results we have had in the last week, obviously it is not good but we have to regroup in training, have heads high and continue the hard work and just continue what we were doing.

“We have now had two bad losses but we are a team with the manager, and everyone is positive about that, and we will try to do our best to win next week.”