You might see Antonio Conte with a great big bushy beard if Chelsea win the league this season

Antonio Conte’s facial hair might act as something of a form guide for football fans this season after the Chelsea manager revealed he is trying to grow a beard.

During a press conference ahead of Chelsea’s weekend game at West Brom, the Blues manager was asked about his new facial hair, explaining that his wife had suggested it.

“I don’t know if my look is good,” said Conte. “But my wife suggests to me I try, for once, to try to stick with the beard.”

And when one journalist asked if the beard would stay as long as Chelsea continue their current winning streak of three games, Conte responded: “I hope at the end of the season to finish with a big beard!”

If the Blues manage to recreate their 13-game winning streak from the 2016/17 season, he might well need some help from L’Oreal.


More in this Section

Jason Denayer swaps Manchester City for Lyon

Mourinho remains United’s man as Pogba’s agent hits out at Scholes

RPA calls for Cipriani charge to be dropped

Kenny 'delighted' with Dundalk performance against tough Sligo side


Today's Stories

It wasn't just the sun which shone brightly this summer........

Hurling can’t be Gaelic football's barometer

No country for old men in modern intercounty hurling

A finale in keeping with a season to remember. With Limerick the last men standing

More From The Irish Examiner