Antonio Conte has formed a winning team at Chelsea, and anyone who isn’t scared of the threat Chelsea pose, does so at his own risk.
Since Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation, it’s been all positive for Chelsea, and one can only imagine the greater heights the team will reach. There has been some interesting stats both offensively and defensively that only portrays just how far the team has come.
The past 5 games have seen Chelsea win 5, score 16 and concede none.
Chelsea have created 147 chances in just 11 games played this season, and are only bettered by Liverpool and Manchester City in the whole of the Premier League.
Chelsea have been playing attacking and free-flowing football, and in the game against Everton, there were 23 passes in the build-up for Eden Hazard’s second goal, the most before a goal in the Premier League this season. Amazing!
Defensively, Chelsea have also been outstanding, which portrays our title-winning abilities, and to me it puts us way ahead of rivals Liverpool in the title race. Since the loss to Arsenal, Chelsea have kept 5 consecutive clean sheets and against Everton, our defence was solid to stop the Toffees from a having a shot in the first half of a Premier League game, this has happened for the first time since January 2013 against Reading. Fantastic!
Also, our point per game ratio is almost on par with our title-winning season. In our title-winning campaign, Chelsea’s point per game ratio was 2.29, and the Blues are currently on a point per game ratio of 2.27, a huge improvement from last season’s point per game ratio of 1.32.
Furthermore, our goalscoring record this season has been phenomenal. Chelsea have a goal record ratio of 2.36 per game, which is way better than last season’s return of 1.55 and even our title-winning campaign of 1.92. Our goalscoring ratio is only bettered by Liverpool, who have a goal per game ratio of 2.71. We are ahead of rivals, Manchester City and Arsenal in this regard, as their goal per game ratio stand at 2.27 and 2.18 respectively.
Surely, all these stats point to one thing — Chelsea are a team on form.