Willian fuels rumours of rift with Antonio Conte by obscuring the Italian's image in Instagram post
A photograph has been posted on Chelsea midfielder Willian's Instagram Story in which Blues manager Antonio Conte has been obscured.
The Brazilian, who featured only as a late substitute as the Blues beat Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup final, posted a series of photographs on the social media site.
On one of them, three trophy emojis had been placed in such a way to obscure Conte from a photograph of the whole team celebrating their success.
Speculation continues to persist that Conte will leave Chelsea this summer despite the FA Cup success, although he insisted again on Saturday that he remains "committed" to the club.
Willian started only 20 Premier League matches for Chelsea in the 2017-18 season, featuring as a substitute on a further 16 occasions.
He did not start any games after reacting angrily to being substituted in the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton on April 22.
Willian covered Antonio Conte up with the Trophy emojis on his Instagram.— WorldWideChels (@WorldWideChels) May 20, 2018
He was definitely unhappy he didn’t start against Manchester United and is probably waiting for Conte to leave the club in the summer.
Willian could leave instead as Manchester United are interested. pic.twitter.com/ymDxKpiMXo
The west London side finished the season fifth, outside the Champions League qualification places.