Nemanja Matic - One of the Key Men in Chelsea's 3-4-3?

Nemanja Matic - One of the Key Men in Chelsea's 3-4-3?

Chelsea have been excellent since they changed to a 3-4-3 formation, scoring 16 goals and conceding zero in their last five Premier League matches. They are beginning to look like a side that can challenge for the league title this season now that Antonio Conte's methods have been taken on by the squad. Their attackers have been given the license to roam and express themselves, while their defensive shape is much improved from the opening weeks of the season. There …
How the change in formation can bring the best out of David Luiz

How the change in formation can bring the best out of David Luiz

Chelsea were sublime on Saturday as doubts about Antonio Conte's future were cast aside. The Italian looks to have found his strongest side at the club after the move to a 3-4-3 formation. It always looked to be an intelligent decision to appoint the Italian due to his tactical flexibility and his decision to utilise a formation that isn't often used in the Premier League. He isn't afraid to innovate and that provides an element that has been missing at …
Liverpool defeat shows Conte needs to reinstate Cesc Fabregas

Liverpool defeat shows Conte needs to reinstate Cesc Fabregas

When results start slipping away from a side, it is inevitable that fans and pundits begin to dissect the reasons behind it. The aftermath of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Swansea called many to ask Cesc Fabregas to return to the first team. When Conte didn’t start the player against Liverpool, the team's 1-2 loss to the Reds also meant many fans thought Fabregas’ reinstatement to the first team could change things for the side. Rumours suggest that the Spanish midfielder …
How has Oscar become vital to Chelsea under Conte?

How has Oscar become vital to Chelsea under Conte?

A huge tactical overhaul was required to get the best out of a talented squad and Antonio Conte was chosen at the man to lead it. Many expected that he would move to his favoured 3-5-2 and target players during the summer to make that possible. Although this might be his aim for the future, he hasn't been able to achieve it during the first window. That hasn't held Chelsea back though, as the Italian is a pragmatic and tactically …
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 …
Why Mourinho is dead right about Schweinsteiger

Why Mourinho is dead right about Schweinsteiger

Former German International Bastian Schweinsteiger has been the lone subject of controversy in what has been an abundantly positive transfer window for Manchester United. The 32-year old has been reportedly told that he was not in the plans of Jose Mourinho - which has culminated into the German veteran training with the club's under-23 squad since the Portuguese took over the club in July. This has quickly become the most divisive topic among Man United fans as to whether or …
Can Fabregas Fit Into Chelsea's Plans?

Can Fabregas Fit Into Chelsea's Plans?

Prior to the pre-season games starting, a lot of people – both Chelsea fans and critics – speculated a lot on the formation that Conte would potentially adopt. Based on the games we’ve seen so far, Conte appears to prefer a variation of the 4-4-2 formation. In typical Conte style, however, he has added an interesting twist to it. So far in the pre-season games, the second striker dropped into the midfield area, and the wingers levelled up with the …
Should Chelsea sell Diego Costa?

Should Chelsea sell Diego Costa?

There is a new era at Chelsea and Antonio Conte looks to be the perfect man to lead the revival at Chelsea. They have no European football, which is of course a massive blow for them in the short term and has perhaps complicated their transfer dealings. Conte has com e out and said that he wants at least five more signings. That number could grow if they lose players, with Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa being linked with moves …
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