Chelsea FC news: Five things learned from Antonio Conte’s side upsetting Premier League champions Leicester City

17 Oct

1. Antonio Conte deserves more credit for his tactical bravery – click the arrow above, right, to check out four more things we learned about Chelsea this weekend
2. Victor Moses could play a key role in Chelsea's transformation
3. Chelsea’s academy may have its best chance to shine under Conte
4. John Terry might have to get used to sitting on the bench
5. Michy Batshuayi could follow a similar path to Romelu Lukaku

Jose Mourinho, in the weeks leading up to his sacking, stubbornly refused to tinker with personnel or formation, despite it being plainly obvious to the outside world what wasn’t working. Conte, however, has instantly seen that changes needed to be made on the tactics board. He started the season playing 4-1-4-1 and after struggling against Liverpool and Arsenal has now bravely deployed a 3-4-3 – which, despite yet being really tested, seems to suit Chelsea’s creative squad. Had Chelsea struggled against Hull City and Leicester City in this setup, an unthinkable amount of criticism would have fallen Conte’s way. The Italian, though, seems unfazed by the controversy his choices on the field may create. His focus is entirely on finding the best system for his team, and it’s likely we’ll see much experimentation from the Blues throughout the campaign.


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