How has Azpilicueta adapted since the change to 3-4-3?

How has Azpilicueta adapted since the change to 3-4-3?

Chelsea have consolidated their position at the top of the league after making it eleven successive victories in the Premier League. After back-to-back defeats earlier in the season against Liverpool and Arsenal, Antonio Conte decided that the 4-2-3-1 formation wasn't working out. The Italian opted to move to a 3-4-3 system that he has become known for during his coaching career. There have always been doubts in England about formations containing three at the back and that caused some to …
The Left-Back Comparison | Premier League's Most Influential Left Backs

The Left-Back Comparison | Premier League's Most Influential Left Backs

And Lord Carragher said unto Lord Neville at MNF, "I look at fullbacks and think, there's only two things for a fullback- you're either a failed winger or a failed centre-back. No one wants to grow up and become a Gary Neville." Wonder what Gareth Bale or Paolo Maldini have to say about that. The job of a modern day full-back is unbelievably demanding, which also coincides with the dearth of world class fullbacks. The fullbacks are responsible for providing …
Swansea City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Swansea City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The extravaganza that is the Premier League is back and the high flying Chelsea travel to Swansea in a bid to extend their winning run and possibly go on top of the League table should the Manchester derby end in a stalemate. The Blues have adapted a refreshing approach under their new manager Antonio Conte and seem to be reaping rich rewards with wins in their opening 3 games. Swansea, on the other hand come into the game on the …
Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Not many managers in world football get as passionate, aggressive and consumed as much as the Italy manager – and Chelsea’s new manager – Antoine Conte. Watching Conte in action against Spain particularly- a memorable game where amused onlookers saw him leaping on to the top of the dugout to celebrate victory - it has become pretty obvious that the Premier League will become a lot more intense and entertaining. In fact, Conte already looks ready to upset a few …
The Premier League influence on Spain

The Premier League influence on Spain

Ever since Rafa Benitez took over as Liverpool manager in 2004 and brought the likes of Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia with him, there has been a steady stream of Spanish players plying their trade in the Premier League. Whilst Barcelona and Real Madrid caught most attention as Spain enjoyed their golden period that saw them win the 2008 and 2012 Euros, along with the 2010 World Cup, the Premier League also contributed towards those squads. Whilst many of the …
Swansea vs Chelsea Preview |Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea vs Chelsea Preview |Team News, Stats & Key Men

Champions Chelsea travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday in a bid to end their terrible season on a high. With Chelsea striving to finish in the top half of the league and Swansea virtually safe from Relegation, the game would not have great consequences on the league table. Nevertheless, both the teams will be hoping for a positive result. Team News Swansea City Influential attacking midfielders Andrew Ayew is expected to make the starting line up after recovering from …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Champions Chelsea host high flying West Ham United on Match day 31 of the Premier League in a bid to salvage their season. With the title out of their reach, Guus Hiddink’s side will be hoping to finish their season on a high. However, West Ham, who are in sublime form over the last few weeks stand in their way. Chelsea’s home form has been an area of concern as they have won just once in the last 6 home …
Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Preview, Stats and Key Men

Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Preview, Stats and Key Men

High flying Leicester City host Flailing Champions Chelsea on Monday in the Match Day 16 of the Barclays Premier League. While Chelsea have garnered a meagre 4 points out of a possible 18 in the last 6 games, they come on the back of a much needed victory over Porto FC in the Champions League. Leicester,  on the other hand not only sit atop the Premier League table but also the form table having garnered a massive 16 points in …
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