Since Chelsea have switched to a 3-4-3 formation, the Blues have won five Premier League games on the bounce without conceding.
The Blues are certainly feeling the benefit, having soared to the top of the Premier League table since the switch in formation.
However, several players in particular have improved astronomically, and here we take a look at how their improvement is sparking Chelsea’s revival.
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After back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal, many Chelsea fans wanted Cahill out of the team. However, with captain John Terry injured, Cahill has led by example and become a rock at the back.
Complimented greatly by David Luiz, Cahill has become the “destroyer” in the Blues’ back three and is frequently contributing goals at the other end of the pitch. Being more relaxed on the ball is certainly aiding the England international’s game.
Arguably the greatest beneficiary, Pedro has returned to the Chelsea team and looks set to keep his place. Don’t forget – he’s keeping our best player of last season, Willian, out of the team! He was magnificent against Everton and is growing in confidence every week. The new formation has wing-backs, which gives the Spaniard more support in wide areas and reduces his defensive workload. Freed up to concentrate on his devastating dribbling, the ex-Barcelona man has two goals and five assists to his name this season already!
José Mourinho looks an idiot now, doesn’t he? Despite enjoying brilliant pre-seasons, Moses was always farmed out on loan by the Portuguese. Finally, Antonio Conte has given the Nigerian a chance, and how brilliant has he been?
Relentless in a defensive capacity and powerful when attacking, Moses has been the find of the season – even if he’s been a Chelsea player for five years! Credit must go to Conte for breathing new life into Moses’ performances.
What a difference a year makes. This time last season, Hazard was overweight and a shadow of his former self. Now, his confidence is infectious, inspiring all those around him. The way he manipulated the ball against Everton was reminiscent of a young Johan Cruyff; turning on a sixpence and exploding into space with aplomb. His two goals were excellently taken – is he the best player in the world right now? He’s definitely up there!