Jamie Redknapp: What Chelsea need to improve under Antonio Conte
The Liverpool legend explains what is different about Chelsea this season
Jamie Redknapp has challenged Chelsea to find a way to dig out results in difficult Premier League games.
The defending Premier League champions have dropped 18 points in the title race this season to find themselves a long way behind Manchester City.
Even though Chelsea are 16 points adrift of the Premier League leaders, Antonio Conte’s side are still in third spot and four points clear of Liverpool FC.
The west London side won the 2016-17 Premier League title with two games to spare after the Blues finished seven points ahead of their closest challengers Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea have suffered surprise defeats at the hands of Burnley, Crystal Palace and West Ham in the Premier League this term to lose ground on Manchester City, who were 1-0 winners at Stamford Bridge.
The title holders have also been held to frustrating stalemates with Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool.
Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp believes Chelsea need to improve their ability to grind out results even when Antonio Conte’s side aren’t playing well.
“Of course there has been a drop off,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “Chelsea have to find a way of winning these types of games. These are the games they won last year.”
Chelsea have won the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons.
The Blues signed six players in the summer transfer window ahead of their return to the Champions League.
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