It is difficult to sell Chelsea’s Premier League title triumph as anything moving toward a vibe decent tale or a story of against-the-chances achievement, especially in light of who they deposed to be delegated as EPL champions.
Be that as it may, while the Blues may have reestablished a more natural request of things in England’s top flight, the path in which Antonio Conte has engineered that masterclass feat offers much to respect – and a couple of lessons for his kindred ‘coaches’ Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger,Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp to notice.
It can’t be denied that Mourinho’s title-winning Chelsea vintage – consecutively in 2004 and 2006, then fresh in 2014-15 – neglected to move much love from the neutrals, a large number of whom dismissed the Portuguese’s obvious arrogance.
Chelsea have scored a larger number of goals than any other side in England’s top flight, 76 to be exact, and they have just been as productive as that in one other season — amid the 2009/10 season when they rounded up with 103 goals to their name.
Conte, who was hunting down his fourth successive league title having won Serie A three times on the turn with Juventus, was his typical all-activity self on the sideline, waving his arms and encouraging forward the unaltered XI he named after Monday’s win over Middlesbrough.
The Roman Army were not generally taking care of business under the lights at the Hawthorns, however, they took care of business before a little gathering of away fans — some of whom had allegedly befuddled up £1,800 (€2,120) to be there.
The triumph implies Chelsea have secured the Premier League in five of the most recent 13 years, a record that can only be beaten by Manchester United. It additionally implies Conte is currently the fourth manager to win the title in his first season, joining a celebrated rundown of Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho, and Manuel Pellegrini.
N’GOLO KANTE TACKLE
Despite the fact that he was an unused substitute on Friday as he recuperates from injury, Kante has won 54 times in 70 Premier League amusements, or in 77.14%.
Claudio Ranieri said of Kante: “I thought Kante have a pack loaded with batteries covered up in his shorts.”
Batteries, in the long run, keep running down, But PFA Player of the Year Kante is yet to hint at any signs of running flat.
Chelsea’s general control of the game this season has implied Kante needn’t be the inescapable cautious vermin he was for the Foxes. Still, only Everton’s Idrissa Gueye (132) has made more than his 114 tackles and he positions third for interferences and ball recoveries in the Premier League.
THE REBIRTH OF MOSES
You unquestionably wouldn’t have seen it coming… 22 games, two goals. 23 games, four goals. 31 games, three goals that the typical Super Eagles stats. Victor Moses’ three seasons on loan at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham scarcely reserved him as one of the significant machine gear pieces in a title-winning side.
However, it is a position in which Conte has an ability for adjustment. Antonio Candreva has been one of Serie A’s most intense winters as of late but was used further by Conte for the national team. Candreva said of his then Italy manager in 2015:
“He prepares every game with a twisted maniac attention, both offensively and defensively.”
Such craziness solidified Candreva’s Italy spot and has made a Premier League regular of out of Moses – whose nonappearance was touted as the key figure a month ago’s defeat at home to Crystal Palace.
Conte may have tackled the issue from inside, saying of Moses prior this season:
“He deserves to remain with us this season, and furthermore now he’s deserving to play in the line-up.”
COSTA – HAZARD ATTACKING PROWESS
Regardless of whether Diego Costa and Eden Hazard truly were the “rats” Jose Mourinho bemoaned as his Chelsea return neared the final breath, he will know. What is sure, in any case, is that the duo has been restored by Conte.
Kept on a leash by the Italian, Costa has moved far from the disorderly little child that Mourinho let start ruckuses over the pitch and rediscovered his scoring touch. Costa scored in all except four of Chelsea’s 13 successive wins between October to December 31st.
At that point came the blip. Having gotten 14 goals in his initial 19 games this season, Costa has overseen six in 15 since a row with Conte in the midst of connections with Chinese moneybags.
In the wake of stewing in a goalless run of games, Costa struck twice and helped Hazard’s opener in a 4-2 win over Southampton which deleted recollections of a 2-0 turn around at the hands of Mourinho at Old Trafford.
While Eden Hazard has been essentially superb and registered 15 league goals which represent his best so far for Chelsea. As he approaches his pinnacle years, the Belgian is at the end of the day pulling in light of a legitimate interest for Real Madrid, with his redeployment as a playmaker behind Costa and that wondrous solo goal against Arsenal proposing he is back in the elite echelons of football entertainers.
CHELSEA GOALS SO FAR THIS SEASON
A quick rundown for Chelsea Premier League season in numbers
0 – Zero red cards for Chelsea players in league games this season.
2 – Players to have appeared in every Chelsea league game this term – Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta.
4 – Antonio Conte has now won the league title in his last four seasons as a club manager, having lifted the Serie A trophy three years running with Juventus before leaving to manage Italy.
Antonio Conte and his backroom staff celebrate
5 – Defeats, the third-best record – behind Spurs and United.
6 – Cesc Fabregas now has an unmatched six seasons with at least 10 Premier League assists.
13 – The club-record winning run that took Chelsea from eighth on the table at the end of September, with speculation over manager Antonio Conte’s future after only half a dozen games, to the top spot and looking unassailable.
16 – Clean sheets for the Blues, behind only Tottenham with 17. Ten of Chelsea’s shutouts came in that long winning run.
20 – Diego Costa’s goal tally, making him the Premier League’s third-highest scorer.
28 – Games won, which is more than any team in the top flight.
76 – The club’s goals total is the highest in the league.
114 – N’Golo Kante is second in the Premier League in the tackles count, behind Everton’s Idrissa Gueye on 134. That is a reversal of their positions last season when Kante was at Leicester and Gueye with Aston Villa.
3-4-3 – The title-winning formation to which Conte switched to spark the turnaround.
2,341 – Cesar Azpilicueta made more passes than any other Premier League player.
3,240 – Azpilicueta has played every minute of the campaign.
Salute to the Champions of the English Premier League!
All credit to the young, dynamic, inspiring, charismatic, thrilling, demanding and tactically astute manager Antonio Conte!
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