Chelsea have had a perfect start to the season, as Maurizio Sarri’s side has won four games out of a possible four.
Blues legend Pat Nevin has admitted he is pleased with the football on display by the club, and is even more surprised that the transformation in the style of play has yielded quickly.
Nevin wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “The transformation is quite remarkable but the position at the top of the league is not the most impressive thing. That has to be the immense change in the style of the play he has introduced compared with last season. Taking nothing away from Antonio Conte’s achievements, this is the most pleasing-on-the-eye spectacle that the Blues have produced for a very long time. Yes it is early days and yes there will be downturns and yes there will be many tougher challenges ahead, but having watched others praised for the attractiveness of their football, it is a real treat to hear Chelsea getting the same type of acclaim.
“Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp were rightly lauded for their intelligent and modern methods but so far this season you really have to put Chelsea in that bracket. In four games we have had 73 per cent, 81 per cent, 62 per cent and 63 per cent possession with two of those being away from home. This shows a real dominance and a huge belief in the abilities of not only the players themselves, but also in the capabilities of their team-mates. Jorginho’s influence is obvious from his personal passing statistics but he also has to have team-mates always ready, willing and able to receive the ball at every opportunity.”