- Changing the formation
Chelsea found it tough to get going under new coach Conte and their previous season demons were looking to get better of them when they lost to Liverpool and Arsenal and conceded 9 goals in 6 matches.
The usual 4-2-3-1 or 4-2-4 didn’t suit the likes of David Luiz or Gary Cahill, Conte immediately changed the formation to his much-favored 3-4-3 and it yielded gold. With three centre-backs and Nemanja Matic and Kante used as two deep-lying midfielders, Chelsea found a new lease of life. Chelsea has conceded fewer goals since then and David Luiz who was ridiculed gradually stepped up and is working to be a more sturdy and composed centre-back.