Chelsea lost 4-1 at Watford on Monday night as pressure on Conte's position intensified.
Eden Hazard looked to have rescued a point for the visitors, who had Tiemoue Bakayoko sent off in the first half, after Troy Deeney had put Watford ahead from the penalty spot.
But Watford scored three goals in the last six minutes to wrap up a comprehensive victory and leave Conte's future in the balance.
Some bookmakers have suspended betting on the Italian being sacked as Chelsea sit 19
points adrift of the Premier League leaders Manchester City and one point clear of
Tottenham Hotspur in fifth.
The defeat at Vicarage Road coupled with
the 3-0 loss against Bournemouth at
Stamford Bridge last week indicates there is
an issue with the form of the reigning
But Azpilicueta, after the game, declared that
the players were still fighting for their
Asked if he felt like the players were letting
Conte down, he said: "No. I think if you see
the training sessions, we all fight hard.
"We are the first to be disappointed with the
way the last two games went. That's really
hard. We are getting penalised in the bad
moments we are having during the game.
"It's not a long period, but in this league,
which is so tough, you get punished as
soon as you drop a bit. We are here
altogether. We are all disappointed with the
"I know that there has been speculation all
the time in the five to six years I have been
here. As a player, what I want is to come
back to the training pitch as soon as
possible, work hard and get into Monday's
game, to get the three points and our
By the time Chelsea kick off at home to West
Bromwich Albion on Monday, they could be
outside the top four -- something
Azpilicueta admits would be a bitter pill to
"It will be difficult if that happens because
we were in a very good position -- we were
fighting for the second place," he added.
"But after two defeats we have dropped.
The gap [to the teams behind] is getting
closer and closer.
"We have to know that on Monday we might
start out of the top four but we have it in
our hands to get back into it."
After Hazard's equaliser, it appeared as
though Chelsea could even leave Watford
with all three points -- only for the hosts to
respond in scintillating fashion.
Daryl Janmaat scored to restore their lead
before Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra
sealed the win as new coach Javi Gracia
oversaw a victory in his first game at
"It is a massive win,'' Janmaat said,
according to the club's official website. "We
needed three points and we did it, we
played a great game.
"We knew they were a bit under pressure so
we wanted to get on them from the start of
"I think we did well, we pressed them really
well. We still had the belief we could win
because we had a lot of energy, more than
them, and that was the key."