Wise believes Chelsea's players now need their boss back to his old self.
He said: “At the moment his [Conte's] persona is on a down.
“You think to yourself, 'Come on, Antonio! This is the time we need the inspiration from you as the manager and leader of the football team.'
“That's when you need him to pick them up.
"This is an important time for him and I'm hoping he comes into his next press conference for this week ready to go, [saying] 'Come on guys, we're ready to go. We've got this game, this game, [then] this game...'
“He's got to be very careful because the games they have got coming up are very difficult games and you have got Tottenham chasing in the league — and they are really chasing.
“It is really important now for him to pick those boys up and say, 'Come on guys, we've got important games coming up.'
“He has given them some days off, which is probably the right thing to do. Now, you bring them in, they're a little bit fresh after a couple of days and now have the chat, now bring them up."