After back to back defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, Antonio Conte changed the team setup, and since then Chelsea have gone on to win 11 games in a row.
The Chelsea manager has admitted that the defeats were a wakeup call, and changed everything from himself to the team.
“After the defeats we changed something in me, in my players, in the club as well,” he explained. “We understood the way to go and have a different season compared to last season.
“We found the right solution with the formation, but also improved the quality of our work in all aspects – the tactical aspect, the physical aspect and I am pleased for this because after these two bad games, we changed a lot.
“I like to win and to see my team have two bad defeats, and ones we deserved, I didn’t like this. I tried to find the right solution on the pitch and off the pitch, to find the right solution with the players, to explain that we all deserve better than last season.”