Chelsea’s dominance this season is as a result of Antonio Conte’s switch to a 3-4-3 formation. The Blues became a different side since the switch to a 3-4-3 formation, and even Diego Costa has admitted that the formation has made Chelsea a stronger side.
The Spain international revealed that Conte didn’t start the season with the 3-4-3 system because the players weren’t used to it when they tried it in pre-season.
He told the official Chelsea website: “The team is more compact. We feel more confident. The formation Antonio has introduced has been really good for us. It has been impressive because there are players who had never played in the positions they are playing now and they are actually doing really well. I always enjoy playing, always try to give the best of me. Whatever the formation I always try to play well and score in order to help the team.
“He has imposed a formation he had in mind from the moment he arrived. During the pre-season it did not quite work because the players were not used to it yet and he saw we were not ready yet. But he knew the system we had before was not what he wanted, it did not work for him. So he imposed his ideas. He has changed things a lot tactically speaking and things have started to work really well.”