Chelsea are currently ten points clear at the top of the table, but at a time this season, we were far out and looked different from the side that has gone on to dominate the Premier League this season.
Antonio Conte started the season with a 4-1-4-1/4-3-3 formation and at times reverted to a 4-2-4 formation, and Chelsea struggled quite a bit. It was a 3-0 loss to Arsenal that finally prompted a change from Antonio Conte, as he switched to a more familiar 3 at the back formation.
Harry Redknapp revealed that he’s surprised Conte didn’t do that from the start of the season.
He told BT Sport: “It was amazing how he changed the system.
“It was a system he’d always played – with Juventus and Italy – but he came here with a back four. I couldn’t believe he did that.
“I fancied Chelsea from the start of the year.
“I thought they’d come back after one bad year and I was disappointed that he didn’t start with three at the back.
“Then, after two bad defeats, all of a sudden he went back to the system that had been successful for him and since then he’s never looked back.”