After Chelsea’s putrid performance in the defeat to Arsenal last month, manager Antonio Conte had a big call to make. He took the decision to switch his formation and it seems to have paid off. In the two games since – against Hull and against Leicester, Chelsea have played with Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses as wing backs in a 343.
It’s worked. Chelsea scored 5 goals without reply in those two games, and it looks like they’ve found a system that suits a lot of their best players. N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic were both at their best at the heart of the side. They outran and outfought Leicester’s midfield and barely let them into the game. Behind them David Luiz was impressive at the heart of defence, with Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta alongside him to cover.
Eden Hazard was closer to Diego Costa, with even Pedro putting in one of his first good performances for Chelsea.