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8 minutes ago, Tomo said:

If we finish 2nd the way we have been playing then no chance is happening, if we suddenly from a fortnight forward go all 10/11 and start producing stale rubbish and sneak 2nd through grinding undeserved results then he might be in trouble. I still get annoyed by this myth we keep sacking great managers out of the blue when we are doing well, aside from Ranieri (and Avram if you believe he was the gaffer in anything other than name) all our sackings have been with the team in a downward spiral, infact you could make a case for all of them surviving longer than they actually deserved.

'Roman - The Trigger Happy Owner', rather than 'Roman - The Reasonable Owner', is a better narrative for people to use.

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Hello, I am a Juventus italian fan and maybe I can help you to understand which kind of coach Conte is...(sorry for my english, I hope you will understand) When he arrived in Juventus, he fo

I think the fact that we stuck to our principles, pressing them high up the pitch in spurts throughout the game and more importantly, passing out from the back, even with a few mistakes (note - it goe

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3 hours ago, Tomo said:

Just thought, Conte is actually covering the whole lineups weaknesses with this formation.

Luiz can now go on his runs without consequence knowing there is cover.

Cahill as limited as he is can perform in the right system and players protecting him, he's got that now.

Azpilicueta doesn't now play in a position were he has a lot responsibility going forward, he can solely focus on defense.

Alonso is an average left back, but with his endless stamina at wing back can get up and down and effectively act like two players.

Moses, average winger, but now in a position were athleticism and pace are a kote important aspect than decision making, which he is average at best at.

Kante can now get up and down like he did with Leicester, instead of holding.

Matic doesn't have to babysit Cesc anymore.

Pedro plays closer to goal and we see more of the movements and combinations we did at Barca, he no longer has to pick the balup deep and make things happen.

Costa, playing with Haz and Pedro close to him, less isolated, he doesn't need to try and dribble past players anymore instead has passing options.

Best till last Eden, more free role not confined to the left, due to Alonso covering the area of two players he doesn't have to defend as much anymore and its showing.

He's literally playing to the whole current lineups strength.

You're right.

Hes doing what he did wuth his defenders before but now just on a bigger scale.

It was obvious he would need time to suss out the lads strengths/weaknesses (I thought it would take the season)

Instead of going out in his 1st transfer window buying a load of players he didn't know he would need he bought wisely the ones he thought he would need or manipulate.

He's used and tried the majority of our playrers in varios positions in various formations and now hes got and getting a stronger idea of just what kinda players we will need to get us stronger

Unlike Mou who just because he could hes gone out buying expensive individuals that dont fit in with any of the other players.

I know the lads Conte bought weren't really cheap but each one has got is or would be starters (I do think Bats would if given more playing time) and each one is a big part of the team.

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You can't win the league title in autumn but you can definitely lose it during this time of the year.

I don't want to get carried away, though, the signs have been encouraging thus far: This is the Chelsea I've been longing for.

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I always try to wait a little bit before i react to the weekends events as to control my emotions and focus on our actual goal. The way we are playing is absolutely ridiculously amazingly awesome at the moment. I hope we never come down, although we will at some point(maybe). That being said 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th doesnt matter to me as long as we are in one of those 4 positions. It is all well and good to be challenging for the prem title but lets not forget our main goal here is top 4 CL spot. Conte has worked a miracle so far, lets hope he gets another couple players he wants in the Jan window so we can continue to build momentum and make a splash in the summer. What player wouldnt want to come play for a coach like this? My goodness.

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4 minutes ago, Unionjack said:

Ya see Ventura raking pot shots at him in Italy saying he left him with the oldest team in their history!

I think that was more down to their board being cheap. Remember he left Juventus because of this with the board. 

Thank god our board ain't like that, and one thing I agree with Conte is that is better to spend much more on younger players with much more potential as they will last a long time. 

Like say we spend a lot on Verrati, that would be worth it because hes young and has plenty of potential. 

Juventus was not able to do that, here at Chelsea Conte will be able to do that because the board has no problem with that.....they do get a little stingy when it comes to older players with higher price as we saw with Radja. But young players with potential like we saw with Bats, they put the money down! 

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3 minutes ago, Fernando said:

I think that was more down to their board being cheap. Remember he left Juventus because of this with the board. 

Thank god our board ain't like that, and one thing I agree with Conte is that is better to spend much more on younger players with much more potential as they will last a long time. 

Like say we spend a lot on Verrati, that would be worth it because hes young and has plenty of potential. 

Juventus was not able to do that, here at Chelsea Conte will be able to do that because the board has no problem with that.....they do get a little stingy when it comes to older players with higher price as we saw with Radja. But young players with potential like we saw with Bats, they thrown the money down! 

I meant the national. Sorry.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/antonio-conte-left-us-with-our-oldest-squad-in-150-years-when-he-went-to-chelsea-italy-boss-a3389461.html

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This is a comment fro and about Poch on one of their own forums

TWAT!!!

 

Pochettino’s Outburst After The Arsenal Game: Conte And Chelsea Do Not Own The 3-4-3 System

It is not the first time Pochettino has deployed Spurs in this formation, but it has been almost a year. Chelsea’s incredible rise since switching to this formation has been well documented. After the recent 5-0 win over Everton, the club have moved past Arsenal and Manchester City in the table. Pochettino, though, says that any team can play any formation as they are not patented. According to the Evening Standard, he said:

“I cannot say if it is a better way to play in the future but it is important to be flexible and it is a good step forward for the team to use different systems, different ways to try to play.

“Chelsea, when they played here, started with a back four and after 3-0 in the 60th minute they changed to three. But last season we played against Watford, December 28, with three centre backs. Just because Chelsea won 5-0 yesterday, they didn’t discover the system.

“Nobody owns some system like we played today.”

It remains an incredible response from the manager who has been under pressure for the last few weeks. Spurs are yet to win a game since the 2-0 success over Manchester City at the start of October. Even after the switch to the new formation, they remained below par in terms of the overall 90-minute performance. Spurs had only had one shot on target compared to Arsenal’s five, and the return of Kane gives the team a major boost going forward.

One of Chelsea’s biggest successes in this new formation has been finding a perfect role for Eden Hazard. Spurs will be strengthened by the return of their injured players like Alderweireld and Dele Alli. It remains to be seen if the manager would persist with the system for the club’s upcoming London derbies. After having just concluded a London derby, Spurs move onto two games against West Ham and Chelsea with a Champions League match against Monaco sandwiched in the middle.

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