As Ayoze Perez tapped home Newcastle United's third against Chelsea on Sunday - rubber stamping the former champions' miserable day - the camera panned across to a man in a glossy tracksuit. His arms were folded, looking like a depressed worker at the end of a long week, waiting for his train home.
This same man, 366 days previous had been seen diving head first into a pile of bodies. A smile was plastered across his face, and he was grabbing, pulling and pushing anything that would move. This was moments after he'd seen Michy Batshuayi net the goal that would give his side the Premier League crown in his maiden season in English football.
A year later, Conte might as well be a different man. The same determined Italian who stormed England's top division now looks dishevelled, worn down and nonplussed at anything that takes place in front of him.
It's been a pretty miserable season at Stamford Bridge. The final day sealed Chelsea to a fifth placed finish, 23 points off their total the previous season. The dethroned champions left without Champions League football, without mounting a defence of any kind and a squad lacking any belief or dynamism needed for a club of Chelsea's size and stature.
Chelsea finished 2017 with a 5-0 thrashing of a depleted Stoke City side; nothing too impressive considering the Potters fate come May. The win left the west London club second, in front of Manchester United, and eight clear of fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur. Despite being miles off a rampant Manchester City side, in hindsight now, you're sure Chelsea fans would wish for a time machine to take them back to what was then, the best it would get for their league campaign.
Since January, Chelsea have only picked up eight wins from 17 games, losing six and drawing the other three.
The side's run of four wins against Southampton, Burnley, Swansea and Liverpool helped make the stats look a little more respectable, but still look bleak when compared to the 14 wins the side picked up in the first half of the campaign.
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The most impressive aspect of Conte's title win was the ability to transform a broken squad who finished tenth and take them to first.
Getting the best out of the signings of Marcos Alonso and David Luiz, and taking a stowaway in Victor Moses and making him a first team regular, were things that heightened his achievement and showcased his tactical nouse.
The saying that a team will often reflect a manager couldn't be more true for Chelsea. Last season, Chelsea played with intensity, determination and passion. This campaign, they looked disinterested, lacklustre and despondent, like their manager.
Regardless of the result, Antonio Conte will leave Stamford Bridge a shadow of the man who electrified the league, who simply watched on as his empire crumbled in front of his eyes.