Chelsea beat all other rivals to the Premier League title last season despite finding themselves outside the top six by September.
For Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, it’s important for the team to look at the positives and negatives from last season’s Premier League triumph.
“After a season, it’s important to understand what were the positive things and what were the negative things,” he explained ahead of this afternoon’s Community Shield game against Arsenal. “This is the situation you need in order to improve and make your team stronger.
The 48-year-old Chelsea manager added: “I think, for sure, the positive thing was our formation, our system, because we found the right balance offensively and defensively and it was very important for our season.
“We have to continue to work with our players on specific situations, both offensively and defensively – to try to find a new attack, or a new tactical situation with our defensive line, whether we want to defend higher or lower.
“After a season I think it’s right to review everything to improve your team in a tactical and physical aspect and to change something.”