31 Jul, 14:30
Antonio Conte created history by winning the Premier League in his first ever season in England and he is now busy in trying to make sure that he has all the tools needed to lift the title yet again next season. The Blues are expected to compete for the Champions League title as well, which will make it tougher for them to dominate the league like they did last season but Chelsea are surely genuine title contenders once again.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool have all added some quality to their first team and are sure to give Chelsea a hard time in regaining the title but here are three reasons why they could stroll their way to another trophy in the upcoming campaign
The Italian manager started his time in the Premier League with a 4-3-3 formation but that did not work for too long, and Conte did not hesitate in shifting into a 3-4-2-1 system, that has since worked wonders. With the right personnel in the right position, Chelsea managed to build a system that was increasingly hard to beat and if he continues with it this season, with better personnel in the first team, they are bound to make it even tougher for the English teams next season.
Though Conte has allowed Diego Costa to search for a new club, he has already signed Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and will hope that he, along with Michy Batshuayi, can shoulder the goal-scoring responsibilities. French star Tiemoue Bakayoko’s addition makes Chelsea’s one of the toughest and grittiest midfields, not just in England but also in Europe, while German star Antonio Rudiger has made them stronger at the back. Surely, this is a lineup that can beat the best teams in the country.
Most importantly, Chelsea have a core at the club that is among the best in the business. Thibaut Courtois is easily one of the best shot-stoppers in the league while Cesar Azpilicueta is easily the most consistent defender in England for more than two years now. N’Golo Kante is growing into the best midfielder in Europe while Eden Hazard and his play making abilities are next to none. Chelsea have a squad filled with super stars for almost each role and add to it the depth given by the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Willian and company, the blues are definitely a force to reckon with next season.