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Chelsea ended the 2015/16 campaign as 10th on the log, and it was a very terrible season for the team who had won the Premier League title just before that.

Jose Mourinho led Chelsea to the title in 2015, but was sacked midway through the following season after his side suffered nine defeats in their first 16 league games amid problems in the dressing room with his players.

It was a terrible time for the Blues, which eventually led to the sack of the Portuguese with Chelsea languishing in 16th position. Interim manager Guss Hiddink then guided Chelsea to 10th position after Mourinho’s sack.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is said to be doing all he can to ensure Chelsea don’t suffer a second-season collapse like they did under Jose Mourinho during the 2015-16 campaign.

Conte has asked staff from Chelsea’s medical and sports science departments to provide player data from their pre-season preparations two summers ago to try and work out what went wrong.

The Sun claim the 47-year-old is even understood to have taken the data with him on holiday to Majorca last week.

While several players have left Chelsea since Mourinho’s title triumph, Conte has key data to analyse concerning the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Willian, Diego Costa and Gary Cahill.

Mourinho was a bit lenient with his team as he gave them an extra week off during the summer, and many returned for pre-season unfit.

The report suggests Conte has already planned his pre-season schedule in detail and will provide players with individual regimes tailored to them based on their fitness when they return from their holidays in a month’s time.

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