After four consecutive wins in the Premier League with 11 scored and none conceded, Chelsea are back in the mix as title contenders. Surely the team has the potential to edge out any opposition just as we’ve witnessed in recent weeks. In our last four games Conte has persisted with the same players in his team selection, bar the replacement of Pedro for Willian when on compassionate leave. The need to continue our winning streak might just outweigh the need to change the team. The big question is: Should Conte ring the changes? Let’s look at 3 pros and cons:
PROS AND CONS:
Pro: INTRODUCTION OF A NEW PLAYING SYSTEM
Making changes to team selection is advantageous in the sense that it offers the manager the chance to try out a new playing system that might suit other players within the squad. This offers the manager a variety of options as well tactical flexibility that can be initiated as the season progresses.
Con: KILLS TEAM CHEMISTRY
Making changes to a playing system that is producing good results can destroy team chemistry. The team can derail from the tactical instructions which could hinder team progress.
Pro: MAINTAIN FITNESS AND GIVE GAME TIME
Making changes afford the opportunity to give rest to certain players and equally give game time to fringe players. Overall, keeping the squad happy and fresh all season long.
Con: RUSTINESS TO SOME PLAYERS
Making changes might lead to loss of form, rustiness and lack of match fitness for the players. Hence this will surely affect players and team performance.
Hopefully Conte makes the right decisions in team selection.