• Chelsea have equalled the record for the most wins in a single Premier League season (29, also achieved by the Blues in 04/05 and 05/06).

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How Antonio Conte Turned Chelsea into the Premier League’s Form Team So Quickly

Article published on 2016-11-10 by ChelseaStats in Uncategorised.

Law correctly notes the fact that Terry and Willian – Chelsea’s best player last season – have struggled to get back in the team. Terry getting the final 10 minutes against Everton was more of a gesture from Conte to our captain rather than any tactical or forced change.

Ivanovic will probably struggle to find a place in the starting 11 for the rest of his career at Chelsea if Moses and Azpilicueta continue to excel.

There are rumours Fabregas will be looking for a loan move.

Conte has hushed the demands for players like Terry and Fabregas to feature and that will continue given the form of the 11 on the pitch and of course the results. The lack of league cup or European football will keep players fresh too, so only some unlikely injuries may enforce a change to the winning formula.

He became the first Chelsea manager since Andre Villas-Boas to drop the horribly out-of-form Branislav Ivanovic and club captain John Terry has returned from injury to find himself on the substitutes’ bench.

Even Willian, who scored on his last Premier League start against Hull City, has not been able to win his place back since returning to Brazil following the death of his mother because of the good form of Pedro.

Source:   Matt Law / Telegraph