It’s eight consecutive wins in the league and Chelsea look unbeatable and invincible at the moment. In every sense like Leicester City last season, many pundits who had written Chelsea off as title contenders must be eating their wounds already. Conte’s revolution at the club is on fast track. It’s Italian delight for the tactical genius as his team leads the league.
Let’s identify three things we must do to sustain our red-hot form:
PLAY EVERY GAME AS A CUP FINAL:
One of the enemies of success is complacency. When this creep into our play, then we are bound to stutter. Conte and his boys must realise that there’s a chasing pack behind us looking for any slip-ups to gain ground and rise above us. The need to treat every game as a cup final with the aggression, intensity, urgency and professionalism that it demands will be essential if we must sustain our march to title glory.
TAKING OUR CHANCES:
During Jose’s first season in his second stint at the club, he bemoaned the lack of cutting edge in our play as the reason we lost the momentum to win the league title. This element must be perfected in our playing style. The difference in our game against City was our clinical finishing which helped us kill the game. Conte certainly knows this and that our failure to create and take our chances might be our undoing in the title race.
A vital ingredient of title-winning teams is their strong team spirit — the ability to play collectively than individually. This brings the multiplier effect, making them the product of the sum of their parts ; the bond that transcends from the dressing room onto the pitch. Conte must keep preaching this message to his players and get them to act accordingly in order to taste title success. Certainly, a disjointed team will offer a disjointed performance and, vice-versa.