Charles’ latest “The Mind of Conte” column. Looking at Chelsea’s form over the past few games, outstanding comes short of describing how impressive the blues have been. Six games, seventeen goals scored and zero goal conceded. This spell was made possible by Antonio Conte’s stellar management of the team.   Leadership Conte has displayed great 

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Charles’ latest “The Mind of Conte” column. Chelsea’s 3-4-3 formation was put to the test against Southampton over the weekend, and once again passed the test with flying colors. Since switching from 4-3-3 to 3-4-3, Chelsea have kept four clean-sheets in a row and scored eleven goals in the process. Here are my talking points 

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When Chelsea were humbled at the Emirates not too long ago, things were looking bleak. The shape was all wrong, players were not performing up to their usual high standards and the defence was being cut open like a knife through butter. Antonio Conte realised he had the task of his managerial career so far. 

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Charles’ latest “The Mind of Conte” column. Following the most impressive wins from the men in blue  against Leicester City and Manchester United, here are some thoughts on what stood out to me.   Dynamic front three Conte’s front three is in many ways reminiscent of the Malouda, Drogba, Anelka trio that led Chelsea to 

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Charles’ latest “The Mind of Conte” column. Following back to back defeats in the Premier League against fellow top 4 contenders in Liverpool and Arsenal, Antonio Conte vowed to look for solutions to address his team’s recent form, or lack thereof. As a result, the Italian manager setup his team in a brand new formation 

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The debut installment of a brand new column about everything Chelsea-related titled “The Mind of Conte” by Charles Codo.  Following much excitement, speculation, and anticipation, Antonio Conte has finally coached his first games in the English Premier League, home against West Ham and away to Watford. Following last season’s horror start, Chelsea fans will have 

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Antonio Conte joined Chelsea with the idea to use a variation of the 4-4-2 formation, which he had previously adopted at Siena and Bari. Last month, Oscar revealed the following in an interview with the Mail Online: “The idea is to play 4-2-4. We tried this every day in training – we’re getting better.” Indeed, 

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The 2016-17 season is nearly upon us, and as we’re gearing up with great anticipation, here are a few takeaways from Antonio Conte’s first three games in charge of Chelsea.   Team shape Many questions have been asked about the shape Antonio Conte would employ at Chelsea, and based on what we’ve seen so far 

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April 4th 2016, the following statement was published on Chelsea FC’s official website: “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte as First Team Head Coach”. Since then, there has been a fixation by fans, pundits, former players and others, on guessing what formation the Italian coach will play at the Bridge, 

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Antonio Conte will take over at Chelsea this summer but already finds himself a march behind his future rivals. Whereas Pep Guardiola, new to the Manchester City hot-seat, and Jose Mourinho, the new manager of Manchester United, are free to get their business done early, Conte still has to take Italy through the European Championships 

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After much anticipation and speculation, Chelsea confirmed the signing of Antonio Conte on Monday evening, with the highly coveted manager taking charge upon the culmination of European Championship. Given he is mooted as Jose Mourinho’s spiritual successor, he will likely set Stamford Bridge abuzz.   What he is known for Despite winning one Champions League 

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Chelsea this week announced that Italy coach Antonio Conte will become their next manager come the start of the new season. But what does this mean for the Blues? What will be his biggest priorities? Conte was favourite for the job and really it comes as no surprise that the Italian got it. He will 

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