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Chelsea defensive pitfall exposed once more during victory over Swansea City

Despite Chelsea extending their lead to the top of the table to eleven points by defeating Swansea City 3-1 yesterday afternoon, a pitfall in Antonio Conte’s side was as clear as could be. The right-hand-side of the Blues’ defence is fast becoming an issue. When the ball is on the ground, both Victor Moses and […] The post Chelsea defensive pitfall exposed once more during victory over Swansea City appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Conte: César Azpilicueta is incredible, ‘one of the best in the world in this role’

Conte: César Azpilicueta is incredible, ‘one of the best in the world in this role’

DAVE! Antonio Conte was the guest of honor at Thursday night’s Chelsea Pitch Owners fundraiser dinner — if you’re not a Pitch Owner yet, and would like to be, click here for the application to purchase one (for overseas orders, the framed option is recommended) — and in his 45-minute question and answer session with club legend Pat Nevin, he covered a lot of the usual ground we’ve heard him cover before. But there was one answer, as reported by Dan Levene, which stood out to me, when talking about the new roles for players like César Azpilicueta and Victor Moses. Conte: "Azpi...
the Guardian Feb 21, 2017

The Question: have full-backs completed their conversion to full-blown attackers? | Jonathan Wilson

Antonio Conte has been praised for his bold use of Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso but history suggests it is part of a wider trend dating back to the 1960sBarring an extraordinary collapse, this season’s Premier League title will have been decided at half-time at the Emirates Stadium on 24 September when Antonio Conte moved from a back four to a back three. The game was already lost but Chelsea, adapting remarkably swiftly to the new shape, then embarked on their record 13-match winning run.It was a change that, rightly, has earned Conte great praise for his decisiveness and his capacity,...
Conte: If anyone thinks the Swansea game will be easy, they are making a great mistake

Conte: If anyone thinks the Swansea game will be easy, they are making a great mistake

Go, fight, win! Antonio Conte made seven changes to his starting lineup for Saturday’s FA Cup 5th round match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, not quite as many as he had made in previous rounds of the competition. First-choice players Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Pedro and Victor Moses were all selected, with two of them getting on the scoresheet in Chelsea 2-0 win. Despite the stronger team selection, Chelsea had a rather uneven game, playing well only for about the last 30 minutes of the contest. In the end however, what matters is the win and getting into the last eight of the...
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Chelsea, FA Cup: Half-time report

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Chelsea, FA Cup: Half-time report

Chelsea lucky to not be behind. Scoreless at the half between the Championship home side and the visitors from the top of the Premier League.  Wolves started brightly and hit the post through former Chelsea prospect George Saville within the first 10 minutes, but Chelsea have settled in since and have controlled possession.  Unfortunately, we've done very little beyond a few pretty passes (usually from Fàbregas) and a couple half-chances fashioned by Victor Moses. 25 mins played. It's 0-0. COME ON CHELSEA! #WOLvCHE pic.twitter.com/LRSuUkC8w1 — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 18,...
Daily Mail Feb 6, 2017

Chelsea news: How Moses and Alonso have been transformed

Antonio Conte is hugely invested in the fortunes of Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso as the two wing backs in his 3-5-2 system which has taken the Premier League by storm.
the Guardian Jan 27, 2017

Antonio Conte gives Branislav Ivanovic no guarantee of Chelsea future

• Zenit St Petersburg interested in Serbia defender• Ivanovic will not start FA Cup tie against BrentfordAntonio Conte has offered no guarantees over Branislav Ivanovic’s future at Chelsea and said the defender will not start Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Brentford, with Zenit St Petersburg having expressed an interest in luring him to Russia.Ivanovic has not started a Premier League game since the defeat at Arsenal towards the end of September, having lost his place in Conte’s 3-4-3 formation to Victor Moses. The 32-year-old, who has entered the final six months of his contract,...

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