Antonio Conte warned Chelsea’s opponents figuring out his tactics

Pat Nevin believes Chelsea's opponents have started to come up with a game plan to nullify Antonio Conte's tactics

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Pat Nevin has warned Chelsea that their opponents are starting to figure out Antonio Conte’s tactics this season.

The defending Premier League champions came from behind to secure a 4-2 win against Watford at Stamford Bridge last weekend before edging to a narrow 1-0 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday evening.

Chelsea have already lost three times in the 2017-18 season so far following surprise losses to Burnley and Crystal Palace in their opening nine games.

The Blues lost 1-0 to Premier League leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge at the end of last month following Kevin De Bruyne’s winner.

Chelsea are hoping to retain the Premier League title for the first time since Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge of the west London club.

Former Blues midfielder Nevin believes Conte is having to mix up his tactics after rival teams started to unravel how to compete with his 3-4-3 formation.

“Teams have been trying to work out to find where the weakness is in Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system,” Nevin told Irish radio station Newstalk.

“We haven’t seen it that often in the Premier League. That’s why they were so successful.

“eople are starting to figure out Chelsea’s tactics. Hence Antonio Conte wants to change it. He went to a 3-5-2 but there are gaps there. Teams are trying to exploit it.”

Chelsea have won the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons.

The defending champions signed six players in the summer transfer window.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Laver Cup 2018
The Sport Review
Laver Cup 2018: Federer, Djokovic and fellow top-10s relish European defence – ‘We’re ready!’
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Laver Cup 2018
The Sport Review
Laver Cup 2018: Roger Federer turns maestro, Sascha Zverev turns tough to extend European lead
The Sport Review
Liverpool FC owner’s wife reacts to 3-0 win over Southampton
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker sends message to Alexandre Lacazette as Arsenal beat Everton