Since suffering a 3-0 defeat in the hands of Arsenal, Antonio Conte has since switched to a 3-4-3 system, ditching the 4-1-4-1/4-3-3 formation he started the season with. Chelsea have gone on a 9-game winning streak since the change in formation.
Speaking about the change in formation, Willian said: “That moment against Arsenal was difficult because we lost and we started to think ‘what do we have to do, what’s going on’,”
“We changed the system and that helped our football a lot. Our players feel fresher and fitter to play. Conte has brought a lot of physical stuff to the team. He likes to work hard on the pitch and every day he wants to improve.
“He is doing a great job for Chelsea. It’s his first year and now we are top of the league. We have to keep going.”