Conte explains why 3-4-3 worked so well for Chelsea


The Blues took the lead eight minutes in and never looked back, but the best moment of the game was the third goal, when the game was very much over.

Diego Costa opened the scoring in the 7th minute, Eden Hazard scored a second in the 33rd minute and Victor Moses rounded off the scoring in the 80th minute with a well taken goal.

Diego Costa, now top of the league’s goalscorer ranks with eight goals, netted the first after a well-worked corner from Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic, which was later followed by another first half goal, this time through the Belgian global.

Antonio Conte is prepared to give Chelsea’s talented academy youngsters an opportunity to shine in the first team, but they must earn their places and repay his faith with performances on the pitch.

Moses’ Nigerian compatriot, John Mikel Obi, was not listed for the game as Captain John Terry, Michy Batsuayi, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Chalobah made the bench role.

“I don’t believe anyone should talk to the manager like that”.

Leicester showed a bit of spark to start the second half and were almost rewarded when Marc Albrighton’s cross was turned onto the post by Chelsea’s David Luiz.

Chelsea has won back-to-back games since manager Antonio Conte switched to a three-man defense.

The Nigerian wide-man has spent the last three seasons out on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham, but has surprised many by working his way back into Chelsea’s plans this term.

“I don’t think we should be coming to these teams and expecting to win, because I think you should show them more respect than that”.

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri said: “We have to do something”. We have not been doing that as a team.

Conte concluded, “I saw this”.

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