But that shouldn't put a frown on the faces of the Chelsea faithful, with this decision extending the period of celebration's rather than cutting them short.
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is focused on clinching the Premier League title at West Brom on Friday rather than persistent rumours linking him with the vacancy at Inter Milan.
The Blues will win a second title in three years with victory on Friday, having opened up a seven-point advantage over second-place Tottenham with only three matches to spare.
Given there is enough egos in that squad to fill five dressing rooms, Chelsea's players obviously chose to play for new manager Antonio Conte, who has become one of the most excitable bosses on the sidelines. Together with Eden Hazard (15 goals and 5 assists), they have led the line for Chelsea throughout the campaign.
Title-winning bosses are often rewarded with new contracts and Conte may be offered an improved deal, 12 months into the three-year contract he began last summer. I've left a very silent dressing room with everyone, staff and players, absolutely gutted.
"It was probably more comfortable last time but the run-in is always the same, there is always a stage in the season when it's going to be tight, when teams are putting pressure on and you're having to win".
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"I think that, after one year, one season, when you work a lot and you suffer a lot, enjoying but also suffering, if you are able to win and to reach your target then I think the moment of celebration must be fantastic".
Conte has naturally dismissed the speculation and insists he will see out the remaining two years of his contract in the Premier League. I repeat: "it won't be easy".
"Obviously I haven't played every game but I've played in the last 20 matches".
"We mustn't forget we have to take three points in these three games and tomorrow we have the first opportunity to take three points".
"Now we are very close but we need to take another step".
"I have to say thanks to the club, players and staff to work very hard to change this". So much so, that the Blues supporters are running out of adjectives to hail the instant impact that he has created at Stamford Bridge this season. In this part of the season, we always said it's right to look at ourselves and not wait for the result of the other teams.